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Old 01-24-2013, 08:51 PM   #11
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Ok thanks for the help
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:48 PM   #12
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Now I'm reading that using shrimp is a bad idea if you have live rock the ammonia levels will get to high and kill all the good critters. Any opinions or experience on that situation?
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First I ever heard about it. I have a 30g long... I dropped in my shrimp and left it in for the entire cycle. my ammonia spiked @ 4.0ppm.. I have about 10-12lbs of live rock and a few of the hitch hikers made it through the cycle.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:59 PM   #14
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I guess only time will tell. Yeah I read that pinching a few flakes a day with fish food allows you to control levels
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:07 PM   #15
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you should be fine with the shrimp alone. just do your water tests (I tested once a day) and play the waiting game...nothing left to do for now but let mother nature do her thing.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:23 PM   #16
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Ok need some advise I've had the shrimp in the tank for about 5 days. The ammonia went up to .25 and nitrites went up to .10 nitrates still at 0. Now I tested today and my ammonia is almost 0 and my nitrites are 0 still no nitrates. Any suggestions? There is no way the tank has cycled that fast? Also there has to be hundreds of those tiny little shrimp looking things I think there called Copepods and a feather duster that won't stop moving.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:54 PM   #17
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Ok need some advise I've had the shrimp in the tank for about 5 days. The ammonia went up to .25 and nitrites went up to .10 nitrates still at 0. Now I tested today and my ammonia is almost 0 and my nitrites are 0 still no nitrates. Any suggestions? There is no way the tank has cycled that fast? Also there has to be hundreds of those tiny little shrimp looking things I think there called Copepods and a feather duster that won't stop moving.
Hmmmm. How much LR do you have and are you running powerheads at all?
As far as the Copepods go, nothing to worry about there. I had them during my cycle but don't have nearly as much if any now
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:07 AM   #18
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31 pounds of live rock and a bag full of crushed coral in the back. There are two pumps running not sure if that's what you mean by power heads
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:11 PM   #19
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Powerheads are placed inside your tank and create a current...among other things. Do you have any?
Check out marineland.com and you can see what I'm talking about.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:13 PM   #20
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Yes the 2 pumps are moving water
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