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Old 11-15-2004, 05:18 PM   #1
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fishless cycling

My friend cycled his 20 gallon with a shrimp from the store. It made his whole house smell like a rotten red lobster. Is there any way to cycle without the stench?
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With Household ammonia ....

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Old 11-15-2004, 05:35 PM   #3
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Or just LR. Or with some flakes or frozen food. I've done the LR only on a 20 and it works just fine.
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Use carbon.

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When I did the raw shrimp. I bought two boxes of pure baking soda and left them on both sides of the tank. That will take away most of the smell... Pure baking soda is like a buck a box. And then I bought some little house air freshener and that works pretty well.
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