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Old 01-02-2005, 11:27 AM   #11
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If the water came from a tank that had fish in it, it is possible that it also contains the Ich or other parasites. As long there are no fish in the tank to act as hosts the parasites will die (for lack of a host) in 30 days.

So, add the shrimp to start your cycle and by the time your tank is ready for fish (about a month) you should be ok.
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Old 01-02-2005, 12:45 PM   #12
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you didnt mess up. You can add the shrimp to start the cycle.
Just dont add fish for 4-6 weeks in case the LFS water has parasites in it.
You'll be fine!

Good luck, Great Hobby!
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