Regular AAP Wonder Shell (no medication)- Mineral Block.
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EXCLUSIVE INFORMATION ABOUT WONDER SHELLS (may not be used without permission from AAP)
• Contains Calcium Carbonate/CaCO3+ cations (a VERY important element for proper Osmotic Function in fish as well as Redox Balance™,
more important to fish health than parameters such as exact pH!). ALL
minor and trace elements in the exact ratio (with the exception of
calcium) as found in the ocean.
A few other elements found in minor & trace amounts include: Magnesium, Chloride, Sodium, Sulfate, Potassium, Bicarbonate, Bromide, Borate, Strontium, Fluoride.
Calcium and magnesium have been proven to help fish (and humans)
during stress and to help prevent disease due to acid buildup in the
brain/body. Important for the prevention (& treatment) of Columnaris and Saprolegnia/Fish Fungus.
These positive mineral ions play a part in adhesion of Columnaris by reducing surface potential and repulsive forces.
Can aid in prevention and treatment of Livebearers/Molly Disease such as "shimmies" and "wasting away" (not from Fish TB) whose general cause is the lack of these important elements.
AAP Wonder Shells perform this by adding a constant supply of
positive calcium and other positive mineral ions, which are depleted
during Redox Balancing™ while lowering oxidative stress in fish (the picture to the right demonstrates how an AAP Wonder Shell lowers oxidative stress over just water changes).
GH tests cannot discern the ion charge and may show high GH when in reality, these cations are depleted. As well, while a Redox Meter may not show a difference in some well balanced aquariums with natural Reducers present, the Wonder Shells can react much better to oxidizers that might become present than natural reducers (the Potassium Permanaganate test can verify this).
See also this article: Aquarium Chemistry; GH, Depletion of Positive Ions
This video helps demonstrate how mineral Cations remove oxidizers (including chlorine):
VIDEO: Aquarium Redox Part 2 | Oxidizers & Reducers | AAP Wonder Shell Experiment