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Old 11-09-2013, 11:14 PM   #21
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Well you're on the right track now! As far as LFS go I have 7 here to choose from and only two of them know what they are talking about.
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Old 11-10-2013, 05:07 AM   #22
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Glad I joined this forum if not I would have been in trouble from the start ! Will keep you posted on progress. Thanks Will
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:30 PM   #23
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Day 6 of prawns in tank. Ammonia has gone down to 0 nitrite is 0 and nitrate is 0. Question is now ammonia has gone to 0 does this mean I have to wait for nitrite to rise or do I need more ammonia source?
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Shrimp still in tank?
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:14 PM   #25
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Yes it is
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:19 PM   #26
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Did you say you bought live rock? If so you didn't have to add prawn. You just had to wait for the cycle from the die off on the LR to finish.
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Yes I have live rock. All previous tests I did showed zero ammonia etc. which is why I added the prawns. People on here we're saying that my tank had no way cycled. When I first put in prawns my ammonia went up but now it's zero along with all other tests.
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Yes I have live rock. All previous tests I did showed zero ammonia etc. which is why I added the prawns. People on here we're saying that my tank had no way cycled. When I first put in prawns my ammonia went up but now it's zero along with all other tests.
If you don't have nitrites you're ready... It's quite peculiar that you have no nitrates. Do you have a protein skimmer running?
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Yes it's been going from day 1
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:29 PM   #30
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Well if ammonia and nitrites are reading zero your cycle is done.

You may have "cycled" before the prawns but may not have had enough bacteria to support fish yet. Having spiked ammonia with the prawns showed as much.
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