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Old 01-20-2012, 12:44 PM   #11
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Replacing your media with rubble is perfectly fine the BB will grow on the rock
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:54 PM   #12
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I agree, lr rubble is same as media. BB will grow on it. I would wait out the cycle and then address the water issue. You will have to do a big water change when the cycle is done anyway. I would get a media bag and put the shrimp in it now though. When they decay they will make a mess. That way you can just pull out the bag when the cycle is done. If you want to mess with the filter you could probably put some floss or carbon in it to fix the water color issue.
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I agree, lr rubble is same as media. BB will grow on it. I would wait out the cycle and then address the water issue. You will have to do a big water change when the cycle is done anyway. I would get a media bag and put the shrimp in it now though. When they decay they will make a mess. That way you can just pull out the bag when the cycle is done. If you want to mess with the filter you could probably put some floss or carbon in it to fix the water color issue.
Interesting - I had no idea you could just use rubble. Learn something new every day
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BB will grow on any surface. The more porous the better. LR rubble is very porous and an excellent surface for BB to grow.
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Do you think 3 big shrimp is too much for a 120 gallon tank thats what i have in it at the moment
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:47 PM   #16
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not sure if this was resolved already, but make sure you use raw shrimp, not cooked
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