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Old 06-29-2015, 10:18 PM   #1
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Cycling question????

I'm about to set up my first saltwater tank. I only have the tank now and I'm researching as much as possible. Can I just put a shrimp in a mesh bag and leave it there for a month without testing? Then test it and see if it's done cycling? If it's not I can wait and re test.

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Sounds like a good plan.
The testing will just tell you where it is at.
You don't need to anything but add shrimp and wait for it cycle.
The month is good ballpark.
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Ok thanks
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I wouldn't even add a shrimp to decompose. Are you not using live rock?
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I wouldn't even add a shrimp to decompose. Are you not using live rock?
Throw the shrimp into a lil net, and lay the net into the water. The net will keep the decomposing shrimp confined to that net, and not all over the tank.
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Tied off in panty hose works out really well too.
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Thanks for your advice. I am just going to use an old mesh bag I have and put it in with the shrimp once my tank is setup.
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