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Old 05-23-2011, 07:30 PM   #61
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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.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:33 PM   #62
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@scottay a fish in cycle is a lot of work. In order to keep levels safe most people end up taking longer to cycle and spending a lot more on salt. By having the fish go to his friends and adding ammonia he save money , time and adds years of life to his fish.
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your cycle is almost done, you have no ammonia and the nitrites are soon goign to be turned to nitrates when your cycle will end, give it a few days just keep doing waterchanges to keep the nitrites at about .5ppm
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okay thanks
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Try using a product called special blend. Add it is every other week. And it aid in maintaining all your necessary bacteria and keep levels normal.
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All you have to do to keep your bb is have an ammonia source if you have fish the bb will thrive at the level in which you need it.
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