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Old 04-27-2010, 05:20 PM   #11 
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:16 AM   #12 
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:07 PM   #13 
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My EXP with wondershells

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to chip in and say I have had a very good experience with wondershells. They helped keep my pH stable at 7.0 and gave me snails calcium.

HOWEVER! Doing some research into this (since no one gave water parameters such as pH, nitrate, ammonia, etc... readings for their water), I did find this.
IMPORTANT: Keep in mind that if your aquarium is low in electrolytes, the quick release of positive mineral ions can be stressful to many SE Asia and Amazon River fish such as Bettas as well as many shrimp (such as Crystal Red Shrimp). If not used before, it is strongly advised to start with a 1/4 dose and then work up to a 1/2 dose or more.
Example; a 1/4 Medium Wonder Shell or 1-2 small WS for a 10 gallon aquarium.
The sudden introduction of Wonder Shells in a low positive mineral ion aquarium is comparable to changing water in a tank with high nitrates or especially too low pH; the fish/invertebrates will need to be adjusted to the improved water quality or pH shock would follow from the water change!!
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:07 AM   #14 
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There are gentler natural ways of raising pH. They have to do with increasing the KH buffer. I'll find a thread for you if you're interested.

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Old 10-26-2013, 06:09 AM   #15 
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And once again if it sounds to good to be true, it most likely is.
Ya'll really should find out what's in all this crap before you put in your tank.


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Old 10-26-2013, 08:02 AM   #16 
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There's no need at all to mess around with Ph levels, so any bottled treatments and other things that claim to lower or raise Ph, leave well alone, if not that's when death happens. IF you must for whatever reason need to lower it, drift wood and also peat balls work good.

Most fish that are tank bred can and will adapt to your ph level. Don't think I've ever seen REALLY hard water such as 8.8ppm in anyone's house hold tap water.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:40 PM   #17 
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Originally Posted by MyRedBetta View Post
Don't think I've ever seen REALLY hard water such as 8.8ppm in anyone's house hold tap water.
My pH was 9.0 one time when I tested it in the tank. It was also 9.0 coming from my tap. I tested it another time and it was 8.0. All my fish have been fine, though. I've had one of my bettas for 11 months in my current house and he is as healthy as ever.
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:32 AM   #18 
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it's sad that you have to research everything for its safety. I will remove the shell immediately! just bought it today.
thank you for posting your experience and very sorry for your horrible experience with this product!
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Old 07-27-2014, 07:07 PM   #19 
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Sorry about your betta. I thought about trying wonder shells to add minerals to my betta's water. I'm glad now I didn't. Thanks for sharing your experience so others know to be very careful if they choose to use them at all.
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