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Old 03-23-2013, 08:57 AM   #11
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Okay no worries how long do I leave it in there for and I got some frozen fish that my neighbor caught in the freezer could I use that instead?
I wouldn't if it was me. You just don't know what the water source the fish was caught in has in it as far as toxins. Food grade shrimp are your safest bet. Their cheap and safe.
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Okay was just curious and do I leave the shrimp in there till the diatoms start to appear?
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Diatoms feed off of silicate from your sand, or anything else that has silicate in it like silicon. They can show up during a cycle or even after in some cases. You will see a spike in nitrites, and then nitrates. When this stops, your cycle is done. This takes about a month.
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Cheers mate they spiked a bit today does the spike usually last a few weeks I got the live rock on Tuesday and the LFS said to come in today to get some fish because apparently the rock is cured my ammonia levels have drop but nitrites and nitrates are still high
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Hold off on the fish. Wait till your nitrates are really high. 60-80 Do a 75% water change pull the shrimp then test your water. You should still have some ammonia and nitrite at this point. It should be 0 on both within 24hrs of pulling the shrimp. If you still have over 20 nitrate do another pwc to bring it down to 20 or less.
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I thought it was bad to do a water change while cycling a tank?
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It doesn't change much, as there isn't any bacteria in the water. Just gets the nitrates down.
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Did you put a cocktail shrimp in the tank yet?
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:17 AM   #20
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Na not yet the local shops were shut due to it being Sunday but I still will tomorrow
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