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Old 08-25-2008, 08:13 PM   #11
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wow your starting off with a big tank! that is awesome... I only have a 34gal, and the raw shrimp worked great to start my cycle. Good luck - can't wait to see some pictures of your tank!
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does the shrimp harness and undesired bacteria?
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I put in 3 jumbo with my 125 and it took 9 weeks to cycle (should have used 4).
I only had base rock, so with cured LR, you might be able to get away with less shrimp. I'd still go with at least 4-5 (depending on the size of the shrimp).
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at what point do you know that the cycling process is complete?

I went through the shrimp process, and now have readings of:
Ammonia-0
Nitrite-0
Nitrate-5
Ph 8.4
SG 1.026

I have been putting pinches of marine flakes in, to keep the bacteria fed!

If complete, I'd like to begin stocking with a Blue Cheek Goby, a pair of clownfish, 10 turbo snails, and a couple of cleaner shrimp.....
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