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Should I introduce MTS to my aquarium?

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Should I introduce MTS to my aquarium?
Old 01-21-2012, 09:24 PM   #21
 
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Give caltrate a try. It wont cloud water as badly as tums.
Thanks so much for your advice and for your patience. I really appreciate it. I'm going to try out the Caltrate. I'll be keeping a close eye on GH and pH. Is there a ceiling I should keep in mind for both?

Lastly, if I could ask you to take a peek at the MTS pic I posted, I've noticed that all of my MTS have about the same amount of white on the tip of their shells. Once I start adding the Caltrate, should I expect to see that diminish?

Thank you again.
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:05 AM   #22
 
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Caltrate wont impact water hardness as much as tums does but then, I've used both before and have had no issues considering my tap is already hard.

A close look at the MTS' shell tip doesn't reveal any pitting to me so you're fine.
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:58 AM   #23
 
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Caltrate wont impact water hardness as much as tums does but then, I've used both before and have had no issues considering my tap is already hard.

A close look at the MTS' shell tip doesn't reveal any pitting to me so you're fine.
Thanks again! I'll be keeping an eye on them.
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Old 01-24-2012, 04:52 PM   #24
 
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Just wanted to post a follow up. I couldn't find any Caltrate that didn't also contain Vitamin D. I decided to check at Wal-Mart and they had Spring Valley (Wal-Mart brand?) Calcium pills 600mg with no D. Only $4 for 100, so I picked some up.

I dropped one in last night by the time I turned on the tank light this morning, the only sign it had ever been there were some piles of white snail poop and a couple of ghost shrimp with loaded white guts. I guess they liked it ok!
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:55 AM   #25
 
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There has not been a record yet of vit D poisoning although excessive amount may be toxic consideing the intake ratio which is intended for humans. I've used caltrate with vit d many times with no issues.
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