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Old 12-10-2013, 08:00 PM   #11
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Like I said though if the rock and sand were cycled or cured then you might not see the spike.
+1 I you don't see one in the first 24, you are good my friend. Just keep an eye on the trates and you'll know how it's doing. You should see a spike either way. Finish off with a water change from there and you'll be good to go. Plus if your gonna add two clowns right away, it's prob good to have a larger piece of shrimp as it will build up your bb.
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Okay, thanks for the good advice ! If I don't get 0.25 ppm ammonia, i'll remove the piece of shrimp, then wait 1-2 more day, test all the thing then add some clowns.

Good deal ?
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Okay, thanks for the good advice ! If I don't get 0.25 ppm ammonia, i'll remove the piece of shrimp, then wait 1-2 more day, test all the thing then add some clowns. Good deal ?
yup should be perfect
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Should I do WC after this 24hrs shrimp decaying ? All the water I've put here is RODI + Sea salt + Buffer.

I've put a Fluval C3 filter without the biomedia (Only carbon + filter pad) for initially clear the water. Should I keep it here ?

Will I need a protein skimmer ?
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Should I do WC after this 24hrs shrimp decaying ? All the water I've put here is RODI + Sea salt + Buffer. I've put a Fluval C3 filter without the biomedia (Only carbon + filter pad) for initially clear the water. Should I keep it here ? Will I need a protein skimmer ?
No more buffer unless your ph lowers buddy. Try not to add anything unless you need it. Don't do a water change until your done with your cycle, it will only prolong it. Also premix any saltwater and try to let it mix for a few hours at min before you change. I'm not familiar with fluvals sorry. Carbon is good for clarity so that will help with that.
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I've put buffer because the PH was 7.8... That's a 8.3 buffer, so now the water is 8.3 - 8.4.

I don't plan to make drastic water parameters changes like this when there'll have fish in there, i'm initially ajusting. Is that ok ?



Is it possible the dead shrimp I've put in the tank have some ich ? There white spots on it :s
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I've put buffer because the PH was 7.8... That's a 8.3 buffer, so now the water is 8.3 - 8.4. I don't plan to make drastic water parameters changes like this when there'll have fish in there, i'm initially ajusting. Is that ok ? Is it possible the dead shrimp I've put in the tank have some ich ? There white spots on it :s
Buffer is perfect for the very reason, but continually using it unless your ph is crazy low, isn't really great. It will "snow effect" your tank covering everything in a white powder. I'm pretty sure shrimp can't, not 100% but that would be crazy if safe for human consumption shrimp had ich on it.
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Lol okai I won worry for the shrimp, it's paranoÔa :p.

On the Seachem Buffer bottle it's written to initially ajust the Ph daily with it, then to ajust it if needed all month or 15 days, with very small doses. I wont add any except if PH drop below 8...

At now there's no snow in the water, it dissolve almost instantly
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Lol okai I won worry for the shrimp, it's paranoÔa :p.

On the Seachem Buffer bottle it's written to initially ajust the Ph daily with it, then to ajust it if needed all month or 15 days, with very small doses. I wont add any except if PH drop below 8...
What salt are you useing? Usually the salt buffers the water. Also what type of sand? Aragonite? How often are you doing WC?
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I just want to show you my tank, that was on the 2nd day when the water was unclear;
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