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Old 05-01-2005, 02:05 PM   #1
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Shrimp dissolved, still no nitrites? (w/pics)

So yeah... put in two shrimp into my 60 gal (w/ 20 sump) last saturday. Tied the two guys onto my powerhead in a nylon sack so they would get a nice blast of water 24/7. Well, a couple days ago, the shrimp fully dissolved. I put in 15 pounds of LR rubble into my sump yesterday (from LFS, kept 100% in water till I put it into my sump). My water is now:

Am: 1.0
Nitrites: 0.0

1 week and still no nitrites? Should I throw more shrimp in there? They were good sized uncooked cocktail shrimp, and my ammonia never went "off the charts". I thought the shrimp had to be there still desolving till the cycle finished. I'm confused
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Old 05-01-2005, 02:19 PM   #2
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Nitrites will typically take 10-14 days to appear. The presence on ammonia is a good sign, just be patient.

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Old 05-01-2005, 02:47 PM   #3
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hah. I knew there was a good explanation! I'm assuming that's all the ammonia I need to keep the cycle alive & kicking?

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Yes keep adding shrimp until the nitrites go up then down to 0 and then I guess just let them dissenigrate (Or take them out a few days after adding fish)

BTW pretty tank.
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Old 05-02-2005, 11:32 AM   #5
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The set up looks good. The nutrient from the shrimp will still be in the tank but the nitrite stage of the cycle typically takes a few weeks to subside so I don't think you'll have enough nutrient to carry it all the way through. Might not be a bad idea to add another but this time don't place it in front of a powerhead.

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this time don't place it in front of a powerhead.
Whaaaaaaa? 8O I thought I read on here somewhere that it SHOULD be placed in front so it would dissolve nice and evenly? What IS the best place to put the little guys? Sand floor, on a rock, in the sump.... on a serving dish? I still have 2 of them left.

Just got off the phone with the guys at LR.com, they said that any time would be good to add in the Keys LR... when do you guys think would be ideal for me to put the rocks in? Their thoughts were that the rock would help cycle the tank, and that when it was done, the rock would be nice & ready w/o any fear of a 2nd spike. (40 lbs live to add to my existing 60 lbs base hirocks).

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just throw them in. It doesnt matter where.
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I added the LR from LR.com and then added my fish and had a mini cycle... I waited 4 hours after I added my rock and sand.
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just throw them in. It doesnt matter where.
hah. Probably the most to-the-point & accurate answer I've gotten in a while... thanks!
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Maybe hide it behind a rock or something so you dont have to watch it (Thats what I did, dont have to stare at the yucky thing)
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