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Old 02-18-2013, 10:02 AM   #41
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What size media bag and when you say shrimp, you mean a dead one from the pet store or live one.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:10 AM   #42
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Dave Burr discusses cycling a saltwater aquarium. Tip 1: You can start your cycle with scraps ...
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:16 AM   #43
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What size media bag and when you say shrimp, you mean a dead one from the pet store or live one.
No lol. You crack me up sometimes. It's all good though. Shrimp cocktail like you would eat. Put it in a small media bag and hang it in the tank.

IMO I wouldn't cycle your tank with fish. I've done fish in cycle with my freshwater but I feelers things can go wrong fast in a 29 gallon bio cube. Of course this my OWN opinion and not knocking anyone's way of doing a cycle.

Me personally.... Keep the fish for when its all cycled. No reason to but the fish through that. From here on in, I'd probably do fish less cycles on my freshwater tanks. It's ALOT of work doing a fish in. Why add more stress? Now your concentrating on your cycle and trying to keep fish alive. Not worth it IMHO. But... People have there ways. I'm not here to judge, I'm here to offer advice based on MY experiences.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:24 AM   #44
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Ha ha, I didn't want to assume, I thought that was what you meant, but wanted to be sure. Yes I am not doing fish while I cycle, less stress is good. Thanks again.
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I tried postinga YouTube video and I want to apologize in advance if its not allowed
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I tried postinga YouTube video and I want to apologize in advance if its not allowed
You can post YouTube videos
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It's waiting on approval from the narrator...the video is basicly how to cycle your tank with a shrimp like convict2161 has stated.it explains thoroughly the whole cycling process and when it is safe for fish to be added
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It's waiting on approval from the narrator...the video is basicly how to cycle your tank with a shrimp like convict2161 has stated.it explains thoroughly the whole cycling process and when it is safe for fish to be added
Cool! I'd like to see it also.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:26 PM   #50
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Problems, I think major problems. I am freaking out here Put a cocktail shrimp in a media bag and put in the tank to decay or whatever you wanna call it. I smelled something in the basement and figured the mouse we caught, well it wasn't it was the tank itself. Still trying to cycle the tank or in current stages of cycling, but now went from a clear tank to a cloudy smelly stagnent tank. What is the deal? Also morning tests show high salinity and later in day it is on the low end. What would cause this? Any ideas.
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