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Old 02-13-2013, 06:11 PM   #11
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It looks like your ammonia has started going up. That's good. You should see ammonia and nitrates go up and then drop back to see. Keep testing every day or every other day. The ammonia should continue to rise a little and then when everything drops back to 0, you're good to start adding fish.
I feel much better now... So u would be ok with those results... Good here we go patience
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:11 PM   #12
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I feel much better now... So u would be ok with those results... Good here we go patience
Yea. If you're only on day 7, I would figure it's just starting to cycle.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:13 PM   #13
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Middle pic on the reply above is of the snail...
Once everything is at a 0, you're good to go. Algae growth and snails are a good sign.
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Once everything is at a 0, you're good to go. Algae growth and snails are a good sign.
Thanks so much much for the replies now I can go back to staring at my rocks and empty tank lol
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:31 PM   #15
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What are you using for your ammonia source? It is low right now and your cycle will speed up if you add a frozen table shrimp. If your relying on bacterial die off it will take longer.
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What are you using for your ammonia source? It is low right now and your cycle will speed up if you add a frozen table shrimp. If your relying on bacterial die off it will take longer.
Nothing that am aware of, only living thing that I have seen in the tank was a spider on day 1 thru 4 haven't seen him since.

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Yeah saw that video. Weird.
I would go to the grocer and buy a ring of shrimp and dip. Throw 1 shrimp in the tank as an ammonia source and eat the rest. Maybe freeze one more just in case.
And beer. Don't forget the beer.
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Yeah saw that video. Weird.
I would go to the grocer and buy a ring of shrimp and dip. Throw 1 shrimp in the tank as an ammonia source and eat the rest. Maybe freeze one more just in case.
And beer. Don't forget the beer.
How long do I leave the shrimp in there, what will happened to it.
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Till you see the spike and it comes back down. Ammonia will go back to 0 when it has become stable.
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How is there a spider and cobweb in your tank?


Is there even water in it?
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