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Old 09-30-2003, 10:57 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 09-30-2003, 11:29 PM   #2
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id put in some ls and lr if u dont want the place to stink up. the rocks and sand with soak up the ammonia and help cylce it faster
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that is nasty I totally went with using damsels to cycle the tank, it's been going for a month with no casualties. I'm glad I didnt do the 'shrimp cycling'. I'd take it out IMO, test the water, and put in a couple damsels. GL
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What is your ammonia level in the tank at this point?

Trigger, ethicly I cant condone cycling with damsels. Its like asking people to live in a sewer. But thats me.
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Old 10-02-2003, 01:14 AM   #5
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It's been probably one to two weeks now since the shrimp first went in. The readings at this point are:

ammonia: 3.0 mg/l
nitrite: 3.3 mg/l
KH: 14 dh
pH: 7.7

the power filter is on, as well as one powerhead
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since the shrimp first went in
How many shrimp have you added? What size tank is this?

Im gonna go out on a limb and say yes you can exum the shrimp thats in the tank. Properly dispose of it outside some place. You have ample ammonia and nitrite levels to complete the cycle.
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