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Old 06-11-2010, 09:52 AM   #1
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shrimp for cycling?

I was told by 1 guy to use only 1 shrimp in my 36 gallon.

and by another guy to use 1 shrimp or every 10 gallons.


Main question is, just a regular shrimp from grocery store that is raw but is edible right away right?

IS the shrimp supposed to be in a shell? or shellless?
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Just a regular uncooked grocery store shrimp. Read our article about SW cycling in the articles section.
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It should be raw. No additives or seasoning. And you can use one shrimp all the way up to 30 gallons, so maybe 2 shrimp will do the trick for you.
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Surely it depends on what size it is . I used a king prawn in my 50 gallon tank , as that is what I had , it was as big as my thumb but twice as long. Seemed to work great although Ive not yet finished cycling on day 12 now.
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See the link in my sig for the article. You may want to put it in some cheesecloth so it's eaier to pull out the remains.
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