Originally Posted by Bosnianblood69
Thats the one i bought and whats a good test kit i can buy one tomorrow
That's the right kind of ammonia, if you go that route. I used that in one tank, and it smells better IMO
than the shrimp cycling. How big is the tank? It doesn't take much. In my 30g, I put less than a capful in. Then let it mix up about an hour and test ammonia level. It should be up to at least 4 ppm
. If its not, add a little more and repeat test. Do this till it gets up to 4ppm. The good thing about the ammonia IMO
is that you don't have to wait for the shrimp to rot and make a decent amount of ammonia. Also, you can make sure that your ammonia level gets high enough to support some fish after the cycle. Then test ammonia, nitrite and nitrate every day. When the ammonia gets down to zero, dose it back up to 4 while you wait for the nitrites to decrease. That will keep feeding the ammonia-eating bacteria so they don't die during the wait. After a short while, you'll notice that the ammonia will be zero every day, even though you've dosed with minis. That's a good thing, means your BB are strong enough to handle a decent bio-load.