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Old 05-19-2011, 09:32 PM   #21
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for just a 29G that shrimp should have raised the ammonia some how long were you cycling before you put the shrimp in?
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Maybe 2 weeks. I had the rocks in the tank a week before my test kit came in. the following week I added the shrimp.
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and your nitrites and nitrates are both 0?
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:05 PM   #24
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Yup
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You think my tank cycled already and I missed it?
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The best way to tell if a tank is cycled is 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, and some nitrate.

it might be possible for you to miss a cycle AND have 0 nitrate IF you have large amounts of algae to suck up the nitrate.
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You think I should do a pwc and move forward with a cuc?
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I would add another shrimp to see some kind of rise in ammonia first.
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Suppose I get no ammonia...then what?
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I highly doubt that you would see no ammonia, but if you want to be 100% sure, you can always does it with ammonia. If you have 0 ammonia/ nitrite after that, you're for sure cycled
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