Originally Posted by Ingy
Also your cycle is not done yet. With 2 table shrimp you have a very strong ammonia source, but bottle bacteria can be present in the water column but not on your rocks where you want them. How long have you been cycling? If its only been a week or 2 I'd wait another week with the shrimp in. Once you pull them out your ammonia level should hit 0 in only 24 hrs.
I have a question about cycle .
I used the bottle of colony nitrifying bacteria.
For the ammonia source I have live rock , and 2 shrimp .
As long as there is shrimp and stuff dying off of the rocks the ammonia will remain high ?
Or will the bacteria keep building till it consumes all the ammonia ?
I tested it today .
Ammonia : .5 ppm
Nitrate : 80ppm
Nitrite :0 ppm
PH : 8 ppm
What do you recommend I do ?