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Use cases for SeaChem Trace product line


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Someone at my LFS was talking up the use of Seachem Cichlid Trace in their aquariums, saying it improves their fish's coloration. As my interest was spured I looked into the the product line--I noticed that the Fresh and Cichlid versions of the product appear to have the same ingredients, for one thing. Nevertheless I'm curious about these, so I'm wondering--has anyone tried Trace products, and if so, what are the use cases for it? Definitely worth it, maybe worth it, or smoke and mirrors?

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My method of adding trace elements is to feed baby brine shrimp. Instead of aquarium salt, I use Reef Crystals to make the saltwater for my baby brine shrimp. These marine salts are full of trace elements. 

When I feed the brine shrimp to my fish, I siphon out a teaspoon of shrimp and saltwater from bbs hatching cone, and then squirt the shrimp and saltwater in the aquarium. My hypothesis has always been that this adds whatever trace elements were in the hatching water into my aquariums. I call it a hypothesis because I really don't know if this is true. At the very least it doesn't appear to cause harm. 

I think @Cory has similar theories on this also.

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