Oxydator D

Tonight, placed in another Oxydator to use... This time I am using the bigger unit ~ Oxydator D..

Filled it up with hydrogen peroxide 3% (bought from pharmacy) and there it goes into action..

Oxydator at work

I have always been amazed at why aquatic hobbyist has these little things in their tanks.. Have managed to get a couple sets of these wonderful products.. Here to share with all hobbyist..

Opened up the box and here you go.. The items inside..

All you need to do is pour the solution into it and its ready to 'bubble'..

Oxydator D

Here goes the explanation:

1. Pure oxygen created by the Oxydator is mostly immediately dissolved in water, so that there are hardly any bubbles produced. The oxygen supply is absolutely noiseless, expelling of CO2 and swirling of ground sediments is avoided.

2. Activated oxygen - oxygen atoms weakly bound to H2O - diffuses much quicker then usual dissolved oxygen. Therefore it reaches corners and niches of your aquarium and penetrates into the gravel providing ideal biological filter.

3. Activated oxygen oxidator even without bacteria harmful intermediate products like nitrite or hydrocarbonates to mostly harmless endproducts like nitrate, water and carbon dioxide (CO2)

4. Activated oxygen increases the redox potential (oxidation power) of water and therefore it is highly effective against algae.

5. The Oxydator is the first safe and self contained unit to offer a constant year round oxygen supply without connections or cables.

Söchting Oxydator - dimension, contents

Mini Oxydator:
Diameter 4cm, Height 6cm
Contains Mini Oxydator, 2 small catalysts, 2x 75ml bottles of 4.9% Oxydator Solution and instruction sheet included
For tank sizes up to 30L

Operational time - 2~4 weeks dependent in the tank's water temperature. Refill level can be done and controlled at any time.

Oxydator D:
Diameter 8.5cm, Height 8.5cm
Contains Oxydator D, 1 catalyst and instruction sheet included
(Oxydator solution not included)
For tank size up to 100L

Operational time - 2~4 weeks dependent in the tank's water temperature. Refill level can be done and controlled at any time.

Attention: Oxydator solution is hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide in 3% can be purchased at most pharmacy. 3% H2O2 will be able to activate Mini Oxydator and Oxydator D.

Continuation of Product Description:
Söchting Oxydator decomposes hydrogen peroxide into oxygen (O2) and water (H2O).
Advantages: Aquarium's water quality will be fundamentally improved and problems such as those aforementioned will be greatly hindered.

The Söchting Oxydator breaks down hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen:
2 H2O2 ------------------> 2 H2O + O2

For all interested parties, feel free to contact me via email for the product and I have 2 sizes available.

Water Change & Top Up

This is what I use for water changes and water top up..

Since I am keeping my tanks in aircon room.. The evaporation rate is quite a lot.. I am doing water top up approximately 3 days once.. For water change normally I do once every 2 weeks of about 10%~15% via RO DI 6-stage system and dosing of minerals for GH and TDS direct to tank (please do not try this if you are not confident because I think my shrimps are used to my water change habits)

Here is my RO DI system..

And here is my auto top up.. (It will stop topping up water once the level which I have set is reached)

(Note: RO DI will produce water of 0~1 GH and TDS of 0~3 depending on usage and lifespan of system.. But the fallback is that every 1L of RO DI water, there will be approximate 3L of 'waste' water which is the by-product of the system)

Artificial Hatching

This happened quite some time back but I feel that this can be a good info to share with everyone..

There was once when I saw an old berried female mama shrimp which 'passed on'..
She stayed in the same position since the night before but she was still struggling so I never disturb her but could tell that she might not survive..
She been with me for about a year (at the point of artificial hatching) so all I could do is to save her offspring..

This is what I did... Let's hope these little 'eyed' fellas could make it... Removed them from the mama with a small spoon.. And in they go...

All I did was to to let the eggs move in a circular motion inside the hatchery nets and not let it stop (if possible).. At least I tried to save as much as their offspring as possible.. After about a week, I have quite a high survival of those eggs.. Almost all the eggs hatched..

Please remember that if the eggs are nearing their hatch day, using this method has higher success rate.. If the female just berried and you need to resort to this, then just make sure the eggs don't get moldy and keep the eggs spinning in the hatchery net.. Last but not least, pray for their best..

(Note: don't touch the eggs with your hands during extraction.. I use a tweezer to hold the shrimp and a small plastic spoon to slowly extract the eggs in a small cup before pouring into the hatchery net..)

In the midst when the shrimps are ok, I will use back the hatchery net as a barley straw pellets holder.. The shrimps will just pick the barley straw pieces or just swim inside to nibble.. Haha.. They are quite cute when they are doing that..

(These photos were taken quite some time back..)


Welcome to the world of 'poisonous' shrimp keeping where you will deeply fascinated..

Name: Alvin (Singapore)
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