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SKF Aquatics Monthly Digest 25 July 2018

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July 2018, another month of amazing posts and growth of our forum,
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      Thank you for the reply. So I get that I will need to start again with fresh shrimp but can those shrimp go into the existing tank once all of the old colony have been removed? Is there any chance that the ellobiopsidae could harbour in any of the tank elements such as substrate and filter for example and therefore be introduced to the new shrimp?
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