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Old 01-27-2012, 10:50 AM   #21
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Ok thanks. I don't know what any of that is so I better get to researching. Luckily I have plenty of time while my tank cycles. Going with a fishless cycle does that take longer?
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:16 AM   #22
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The cycle can vary due to many things. Ie. Size of tank, filtration, ammt of substrate and lr, but for the sake of the animals a fishless cycle is the safest be. I'm going to cycle my 55 for at least a week or until the ammonia is not present and the nitrates/trites break down to .05ppm max. Then, and only then will I even attempt to add fish. Toss a fish in a tank thats not completely cycled you might get lucky. But probably not. Better safe than sorry.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:50 PM   #23
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Ok can anyone answer my question about ghost shrimp. I want to put my FW ghost shrimp in my nano reef I heard they could be adapted is this tryr
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:40 PM   #24
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Best bet would be to try and find ones that are already acclimated. If not. Look up drip acclimation. That would be the only way id see it being possible.
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Ok thanks I have 3 already from an old tank and don't want to put them with my goldfish.. Heard they will eat them
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:19 PM   #26
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If not eat em the ammonia levels in a goldfish tank ntm the tank temp might kill them off too. My personal fav freshie shrimp are the flower(bamboo) shrimp. Doubt they would survive in sw tho. Lol
As far as that drip acclimation goes I know it works. Done it w/ several species like mollys silvertip sharks and believe it or not my girlfriend has 3 guppies in her 12 biocube. With a blue chromis damsel. Its insane.
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lol that's crazy. i know its silly but i love my little shrimp wouldnt want anything bad to happen to them
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Avoid goldfish tank. Lol.
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My betta ate my ghost shrimp... After completely ignoring them for 2 weeks. I woke up one morning and 3 of them were gone.
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Yea I heard bettas do that. Apparently as long as they have places to hide they will b ok
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