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Old 09-24-2005, 11:50 AM   #1
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cycling for a week add a dead shirmp with the live rock?

hey guys been cycling the tank for a week now with live rock shoudl i add the dead shrimp or just leave it the way is for the next few weeks?
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Old 09-24-2005, 12:54 PM   #2
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Leave it in there. Your tank can't be done cycling in one week.


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Old 09-24-2005, 04:03 PM   #3
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have you tested for ammonia? If you have die off from the lr it should start the cycle if you have enough LR in the tank. Toss in the dead shrimp to get things going good if you have no ammonia.
Was the LR cured? And how much. what size tank..
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live rock was cured has living things on it. I shine a flashlight in at nighttime with the lights in the tank out tons of them come out. Worm looking things snail and slug like things. Lots of those green starfish looking things. I also have micro alge in there too. I do not have a shrimp in there now. I was mostly wondering if I should stick one in.. and theres about 16 pounds of live rock in there now. There big ones with lots of holes so they take up room. I know I need to get more soon but need to wait for payday. Its a 27gallon tank. Also when Should I set up the filter. Like with carbon for the water. I know the LR is the filtration.
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Sorry, thought the shrimp was already in the tank.

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Old 09-24-2005, 09:35 PM   #6
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I started my tank with live rock and never really saw a cycle.
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I started my 45G with 45lbs. of cured LR and 35lbs. of LS and never had a cycle. On day 2 I moved my O. clown into the tank and checked the levels twice a day for 2 weeks. If levels had risen, I would have just moved him back into his nano. Never had any amonia or nitrites register on the tests. When nitrates finally started to become detectable during week 3, I started stocking more fish. I did weekly 10% pwc's from the beginning just to be safe.
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so shrimp or no shirmp lol?
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I would say no shrimp, I have had my tank for a little over a week and i bought cured live rock and live sand, I have not seen a cycle, nor do I think it will cycle at all. I added a CBS and 5 green chromis to see how i do, its been 3 days and all is well. You are probably in the same boat that I'm in. good luck!
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If you have live rock there should really be no need to add the shrimp.
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