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Old 11-15-2004, 07:38 PM   #1
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Shrimp for Cycling shell on or off?

Do I leave them in the shells or remove the shells. Also how many would I need for a 225 gallon tank. Only has base rock in it now. Want to get a cycle started to try and eliminate too much dieoff when I can afford to purchase my liverock from lr.com.

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Old 11-15-2004, 07:40 PM   #2
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I dont think it matters if the shell is on or off.
your looking for the dead shrimp to decompose, which it will do no matter what.

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yea, no matter, might wanna leave the shell to keep it together a bit
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