What purpose do minerals and trace elements serve?
Minerals and trace elements are essential for all organisms as they play an important part in many metabolistic processes and are crucial for the production of enzymes (e.g. in the moulting process of dwarf shrimp). A lack of the essential minerals will result in deficiencies, problems and even diseases. Mironekuton® serves as an important mineral depot and creates the most favourable conditions for bacteria (in the ground). These bacteria do not only make the largest part of the minerals available for plant roots but are also important food, e.g. for baby shrimplets and other small organisms. Another part of the minerals is directly taken up by your tank inhabitants or dissolves in the water and is then distributed in the water column where it is available for them. By the way, the body is unable to produce minerals, they must be ingested actively (e.g. in the food) or passively (e.g. through the skin or exoskeleton).