Four shrimps is a lot for my tank. I think its recommended 1 shrimp for a 30g and 2 for a 55g but due to this being my first SW
tank and I plan on housing a dwarf lion fish in the future, I wanted to have a strong bacteria colony since lion fishes produces so much waste. From the different advices I got, I think I'm beginning to understand cycling a tank better
This is what I think:
told me to remove the shrimps because my ammonia was pretty high. This will result in my tank having enough bacteria to remove 4.0 ppm
Greenmaster's method of leaving the shrimps in will result in my tank being able to maintain 0 ammonia even when there is a large source releasing 4.0 ppm
of ammonia in the tank.
Therefore, it would be more wise for me (a novice) in this hobby to keep maybe just 1 shrimp in now so that I can have a bigger colony of bacteria to deal with the high levels of waste from a lion fish. This will also allow me a little bit more flexibility to account for noobie mistakes in bio-load control
Does this sound good? any inputs are welcomed.