To dose a ten gal
? One shrimp will be fine if you use ammonia let us know what % it is. It has to be pure ammonia(can be diluted) most people find ace janitorial strength works for them. I believe its 8% which is 80,000 ppm
if it is youll need 1/2 a tsp to bring it up 5ppm. Check the last post here for how i got that My first SW Tank
Every animal releases ammonia lakes and the ocean have an obviously massive biofiltration system comoared to a tank. Also proteins break down into ammonia which is why adding too much fish food is bad and why adding raw shrimp will help cycle your tank.