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Old 10-20-2009, 02:58 PM   #1
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Quarentine tank filter question

Hi all,

I have my 10g tank set up with a small store bought sponge filter. I don't have a sump so how am I to "cycle" this tank with bacteria or should I put a shrimp in there?

I plan on getting my first fish to put in there soon so by the time 6 week quarantine goes by the DT should be ready. I'll get my CUC crew in a couple of weeks when my ammonia goes to zero

Speaking of the DT.... Approximately how long does it take to see a spike? I'm still at .25 ammonia. The same as last week. I added 4 shrimp last week.


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IME it usually takes about a week for it to get going good. I dont know if I ever showed you this link before.

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