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Old 09-19-2013, 09:00 PM   #31
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Yeah I thought about a little after ahahahaha. How long should I leave the raw shrimp before taking it out if the tank? And do you think any of the bacteria died with the tank being off for about 2 hours?
no 2hr is nothing, you don't have to take your shrimp out, it food for you BB. You might have to add more! Keep running tests for ammonia and nitrite, when they start dropping you have BB, so after that you will need to feed them till you have someone making some poop in there (fish, inverts...).
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:02 PM   #32
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I'm just wondering how much of an effect 1 cup of sand with BB can have on my tank?
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I'm just wondering how much of an effect 1 cup of sand with BB can have on my tank?
a lot, coming from a good tank? It can speed it up to 2 times as fast
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:05 PM   #34
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Yeah it was from a well established tank that my friend runs. I was just curious because I have about 50 gallons of water and 40lbs of dry reef saver rock, and 30lbs of dry sand.
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You can actually buy wet live sand and your cycle is already started. 2-3 days after you can add a fish, nothing without a test first
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[QUOTE="JsQuid;2658940"]Yeah it was from a well established tank that my friend runs. I was just curious because I have about 50 gallons of water and 40lbs of dry reef saver rock, and 30lbs of dry sand.[/QUOTE
How long have u had it running?
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:09 PM   #37
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Yeah I was aware of that, I just wasn't to fond of the type my fish store offered and online the shipping would kill me. That's why I just decided being my own to life.
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It's better that way, your not paying for wet sand and water, they charge per pound. Instead you got pure stuff. Good choice, takes a bit to cycle but it's worth it
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Run a nitrite not nitrate and an ammonia test, I'll be able to tell you more, takes 5 min
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:16 PM   #40
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Yeah I ordered my kit, it should be here in a few days. I figure by then I'll have data to measure. I just added the shrimp and BB yesterday.
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