Originally Posted by firerescue2002
what is the peak for the nitrates. I am at .25ppm and the shrimp has been in for only four days.
Nitrates don't really peak as much as creap up. What you are moreso watching for is ammonia and nitrite to peak. Once both of those have spiked and diminished, you can then do a water change and move forward. With cured rock and seeding from one of your established tanks, the whole process can be alot faster.
There should not be any die off really from transfering the rock between two of your tanks unless they have encrusted corals. Then the possible ammonia from the shrimp rotting may cause some issues. If you have already experienced an ammonia spike, I would remove the shrimp. If you are adding more LR
later on, you will need to go through the process again unless it's cured seperately.