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Old 06-05-2009, 12:14 PM   #11
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k thanks I wont mess with it anymore, was just curious.

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I agree with Scott. It`s just decaying giving off ammonia that will be feeding your nitrifying bacteria. Everything looks as it should.
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:27 PM   #13
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Well, what does it taste like?
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yeah my shrimp has been in the tank two days and it looks like this
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Old 06-05-2009, 04:24 PM   #15
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That is what mine looked like but when I did a water change I accidently knocked the squishy jelly stuff off

I just scooped it up with my net and threw it out, it looks like more is forming around it though
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OK Beans, what are your ammonia readings?
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I checked my ammonia readings yesterday, so the shrimp was in my tank 3 1/2 days or so and they were .50 and my ph was 8.4 I didnt check nitrites or trates just those two things.

edit: is that a good start?
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Skip testing the pH, test the ammonia, nitrItes and nitrAtes, but yes, it is off to a good start.
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Just going to add on to this thread instead of doing a new one. How often should I be doing partial water changes while my tank cycles? I have been doing them about every 3-4 days.

Also I plan on getting a protein skimmer but I don't have one yet. Do I really need one for the cycling process or just when I start adding fish? I hear they can be noisy, if I buy one to fit my 33G L tank is it going to be that noisy?
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