half cycled - nasty shrimp
Well, I've begun to cycle my tank, and after one week my jumbo shrimp has turned pretty nasty. The shrimp is now pink, much like after you cook it. (Why is that?) It's also doing a good job of stinking up the place. If you looked at it, you'll see all this white stuff growing on it. My bio-wheel also has started to display some "white" stuff, which I suppose is bacteria that I want.
at what point can I take our the shrimp (if at all). It stinks, and looks terrible. Or should i just put up with it and wait til it turns to jello and completely decomposes?
My water is clearing up some...but slowly. I'm also taking a turkey baster to "wash" some of the sand that has settled on powerheads, fake plants, etc. That's making the water cloudy again. Is it just a endless wait?