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Old 04-06-2014, 07:37 PM   #1
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We have a cycling 90 gallons tank in process. We are cycling with shrimp. We set it up on March 16th and my shrimp has wasted to nothing. I have checked my parameters today: ammonia: .50ppm. Nitrites: .0ppm nitrates: 20ppm. What do you guys think, should I put more shrimp? I had 4 in a media bag.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:41 PM   #2
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How high did the ammonia get?
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How high did the ammonia get?

The highest we got was 1.00ppm.
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You need a bigger ammonia source. It needs to get up to like 4ppm. Try getting a pure ammonia.
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You need a bigger ammonia source. It needs to get up to like 4ppm. Try getting a pure ammonia.

Wow, ok how do I know it's pure?
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Wow, ok how do I know it's pure?
it cant have any perfumes or surfactants if you have an ace hardware near buy they sell it there
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it cant have any perfumes or surfactants if you have an ace hardware near buy they sell it there
Oh, ok. Yes there is an ace hardware near by. When I buy it, how much do I add to 90 gallons
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Oh, ok. Yes there is an ace hardware near by. When I buy it, how much do I add to 90 gallons
now that im not too sure on ive always ever used the shrimp method so you can try and google it or maybe another member can chime in
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I've never used the pure ammonia either, I know it works though.
I think Carey might know.
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Is it because I used frozen shrimp instead of raw shrimp?
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