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Old 05-10-2004, 03:35 PM   #1
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no cycle.?

Ok Ive have my #40 live rock in for about 4 days now from (liverocks.com)w/ 60 lbs CaribSea Aragamax. Ive been doing a water test everyday. Nothing has changed......My Ammonia is still reading 0ppm..........should I put a dead shrimp in to start the cycle.? or wait a few more days.
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are you checking for nitrite?

If you have not seen ammonia or nitrite then its very possible you have very little dieoff from your tank and you wont see a cycle.
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Old 05-10-2004, 04:49 PM   #3
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Ammonia-0ppm
Nitrite-0ppm
Nitrate-0ppm
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Salinity-1.024
Temp-78 -80

Its been the same for 4 days now
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I would wait for 4 more days and if you still don't see anything you should be good to go.
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Old 05-10-2004, 05:30 PM   #5
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You should eventually see at least a nitrate reading. I agree, waiting at this popint is your best interest. Nitrates are consumed by anaerobic/anoxic types of bacteria that in a new set up will not have had time to form. Having zero readings would suggest either there is no ammonia source or the bacteria is not in abundance yet.

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Thanks guys.......The rocks are nice to watch, Im finding more new critters each day..
Found another BAD crab, my crab trap isnt working, been 4 days
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Your LR did very well in shipping I see! I would not add a dead shrimp, the LR should be fine.
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What is a "BAD" crab
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What is a "BAD" crab
Im told "ALL CRABS 'R' BAD
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Personal preference really.

Some people dont like crabs at all. Not even hermits. Others have a ton of them i their tanks and dont see an isse.
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