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Old 09-13-2003, 02:47 PM   #1
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a few cyclequestions

Man my tank is taking awhile to cycle. I never put in the shrimp in the first place cause I never really thought about it. When is it too late to add the dead shrimp in the tank with it still helping speed up the cycle? How much does the method of putting dead shrimp in the tank before cycle quicken the cycle as opposed to just running the tank normally, fishless.

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Old 09-13-2003, 03:06 PM   #2
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If you are running the tank fisshless, something must be added to create ammonia thereby beginning the cycle. If you have used uncured LR, the die off should be enough to get things started depending on the amount. If using cured LR, you will need to add something to continually feed the bacteria.

What are the levels now? NH3, NO2 and NO3?

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