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Old 07-01-2011, 12:57 PM   #21
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Ok I just checked my levels.
Ammonia: .5 ppm
Nitrite: .25~.5 ppm (in between)
Nitrate: 5 ppm
Is this a good sign?
Yea looking ok..
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:06 PM   #22
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Yea looking ok..
So should I take the shrimp out and let the ammonia bacteria eat up the last bit of it? Ill be back in two days so if the ammonia is gone and so is the nitrite, should it be ready for fish?
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:48 PM   #23
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So should I take the shrimp out and let the ammonia bacteria eat up the last bit of it? Ill be back in two days so if the ammonia is gone and so is the nitrite, should it be ready for fish?
What was the peak ammonia reading you got?
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What was the peak ammonia reading you got?
The peak was between .75 and 1.00 ppm
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:06 PM   #25
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The peak was between .75 and 1.00 ppm
Was it a raw shrimp.
What size was shrimp and tank?
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:49 PM   #26
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Hi. I set up my new 40 gl breeder and it has been cycling for about a day... It's still super cloudy... How long should it take for sand to settle? And should I keep my filter going? At first the sand had a slime like film on it when I first added water but now it feels like normal. What has changed?
Do you have pool sand or playground sand?

I'm setting up a tank with pool sand and it was cloudy all day yesterday but this morning -- man! -- it is CLEAR!
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Old 07-01-2011, 05:00 PM   #27
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Do you have pool sand or playground sand?

I'm setting up a tank with pool sand and it was cloudy all day yesterday but this morning -- man! -- it is CLEAR!
I used live sand. It is still a tad cloudy.
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Was it a raw shrimp.
What size was shrimp and tank?
The shrimp was boiled.... And it is about 4" and my tank is 40 gallons. Is that bad?
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The shrimp was boiled.... And it is about 4" and my tank is 40 gallons. Is that bad?
Was soposed to be raw not boiled
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Was soposed to be raw not boiled
Ok. I took it out and added some raw ones.
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