Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 09-12-2005, 06:48 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: pensilvania USA
Posts: 75
Send a message via Yahoo to sHistA
middle of cycle

my cycle has been running for 15 days with a rotten shrimp. now my ammonia spike is down to 0 and nitrite is 0.25. the shrimp still dident rott away should i take it out now enyway?? and could i turn on the skimmer now?


sHistA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2005, 08:56 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Spring Hill, FL
Posts: 1,365
Leave the shrimp in there, eventually it will rot away completely. I would leave the skimmer off for a couple more weeks ... I believe the skimmer will extract teh necessary stuff to complete a cycle. I could be wrong about this but it's what I have read!

God grant me the serenity to accept the thing's I can not change, the courage to change the thing's I can and the wisdom to know the difference!

R.I.P Walena K. Cox
7/7/62 - 8/11/2002
Jermz79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2005, 12:00 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Debary, Florida
Posts: 512
Leave the skimmer off until you add inhabitants. Using it now will lengthen the cycle.
AndyH5512 is offline   Reply With Quote


Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
in the middle of my cycle... nzpv03 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 8 08-10-2006 01:33 AM
What is a middle name?? GIMojo Aquaria Off-Topic 12 07-02-2005 11:27 AM
My hatchets are hanging our in the middle Meredith Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 03-26-2005 12:03 PM
middle of the night turmoil aquasam Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11 05-08-2004 01:48 PM
In the middle of this and got problems skip_16157 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11 12-18-2002 11:45 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.