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Old 11-06-2013, 10:48 AM   #1
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Cycling tank using a prawn

Can I cycle my tank using a prawn. The ones I have are raw prawns and quite small. How many should I put in?
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:08 PM   #2
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yes, you certainly can. how big is the tank?
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33g 149l I have put them in a glass next to live rock so as to trap a hitchhiker crab I have
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33g 149l I have put them in a glass next to live rock so as to trap a hitchhiker crab I have
you already have live rock? i would put 2-3 prawns in the tank and near the powerheads so that the current will carry the ammonia from the dead prawn throughout the tank. some also suggest using fish food like mysis shrimp or flakes to cycle a tank. but either method requires you to monitor the ammonia level in the tank at least once every few days if not everyday.
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also the fact that you have live rock should expedite the cycling process
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