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Old 02-02-2013, 10:45 PM   #41
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Just hang a large shrimp inside a media bag or something similar. The decaying shrimp will give your Bb something to feed on!
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:54 PM   #42
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Just hang a large shrimp inside a media bag or something similar. The decaying shrimp will give your Bb something to feed on!
Cool. Thank you! So shrimp in panty hoes will work? Can I use a thawed frozen shrimp out of the grocery section?
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Yeah. Perfect. It will be slow at first but once the shrimp starts to decay is when you'll notice all the parameters start to fluctuate and things will start to really work.
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Yeah. Perfect. It will be slow at first but once the shrimp starts to decay is when you'll notice all the parameters start to fluctuate and things will start to really work.
Thanks for the info. How big of an ammonia spike should I expect? And when do I know when my cycle has completed?
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Should I wait to add the ammonia source until more rock?
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Doesn't matter.
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I'll help however I can. Your on the right path.
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Thanks guys! I really appreciate it. I'm about to check my parameters right now. I haven't added a shrimp yet. I'm just curious and like playing with my testing kit.... Lol.
How often do I need to be checking my parameters once I add a good ammonia source?
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Thanks guys! I really appreciate it. I'm about to check my parameters right now. I haven't added a shrimp yet. I'm just curious and like playing with my testing kit.... Lol.
How often do I need to be checking my parameters once I add a good ammonia source?
If your ocd like me you'll check it every day. Lol. Post tonight's results so we can follow the process. Every other day will be ok till Trites and trates spike.
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If your ocd like me you'll check it every day. Lol. Post tonight's results so we can follow the process. Every other day will be ok till Trites and trates spike.
Lol. My life is chaos. So I'll probably test it regularly, just not on a set schedule. I will post the results when I am done testing.
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