Well the day finally arrived, I set up my tank on friday the 20th. I ended up using 40lbs of Un-cured Fiji and about 30lbs of CaribSea aragonite and 15lbs of CaribSea Aragalive! Everything looks BEAUTIFUL!!!
Went to the grocery store and asked the seafood guy for one uncooked -unseasoned coctail shrimp ... after some CRAZY looks
and many questions
He gave me the shrimp! So I get home throw it in there, kinda in the corner under one of my PH
's ... and sat back! to my amazment NOTHING happened .... HAHAHAHA wishful thinking huh?
Well 3 days later ... Today. I wake up to find the shrimp looks like a big BLOB of GOO! The tank doesn't smell or anything so I decided to do a quick test on my Ph and Ammonia. Ph=8.2ish and Ammonia=0.5ish ??????? Temp is right around 77, SG
My Ph ... higher/lower/or perfect?
I should see the Ammonia rise over the next few days correct?
And is my SG
to high? when I say .024-5ish I mean it may even be as high .027, the cheapo hydrometer is GONE!
When do I remove the shrimp or do I?
and last but not least, should I be testing for trites and trates at this point?