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Old 05-25-2014, 11:43 PM   #11
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I plan on doing that when I cycle the tank. Brand new 75 long. Do I need to do the ammonia thing while curing the rock?
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The method behind the madness. Lol. When I had a 20g tank cycling and my parents came over and saw it they couldn't understand why I just had a dead shrimp in it..
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Old 05-25-2014, 11:45 PM   #13
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Yes do it now with the rock. It will speed things up with your tank sooo much. As long as you cure this rock well, you probably won't have much of a cycle when you put it in your tank
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Old 05-25-2014, 11:47 PM   #14
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Just toss a dead shrimp in the curing trash can (new) ?
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Old 05-25-2014, 11:50 PM   #15
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Yup. Go to a grocery store nearest to you and ask for one raw, uncooked shrimp. They will look at you a little crazy and then wrap it up and give it to you for free (unless they are jerks and charge you 21 cents for it lol). I will say it's best to put it In a media bag.. When the time comes to remove it, it will smell worse than death and trust me (speaking from experience) you don't want to have to grab it out with your hand
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Alright, I'll do that. Now I plan on curing the rock, 55 lbs of BRS Pukani for 6 weeks, how often and how much, if ever do I do water changes, and do I wanna test for any thing?
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Old 05-25-2014, 11:55 PM   #17
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Death might be a bit understated, more like a homeless guy died with a pocket full of scallops, in the dead of summer, and yes, we do this willingly lol

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You don't really need to test anything. You can check the ammonia to keep up with where your cycle is at.. When it's at zero it is most likely done. For 6 weeks, I may change out a few gallons here and there just to keep things fresh but I wouldn't say it's an absolute must..
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Death might be a bit understated, more like a homeless guy died with a pocket full of scallops, in the dead of summer, and yes, we do this willingly lol

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Honestly, I still feel like this is an understatement.. The only thing I've smelled comparable to this was when I pulled a dead turbo snail out and while
Holding it, flicked my hand into the sink (you know, to get the excess water off my hand) and the dead snail flew out of his shell and right in the strainer.. One of the few smells that has made me almost lose my cookies
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OK, I really appreciate you dropping these pearls of wisdom on me. I'm like a sponge, I've been absorbing this intel since Christmas when I bought the tank. 2G's later I'm making water and starting my cycle etc. Getting closer. I like your style ^5
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