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Old 06-23-2012, 11:09 PM   #11
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I haven't seen calibrating fluid at most LFS' to be honest. I'd call some around your area and see what they sell. If not, just get the BRS calibrating fluid. That's what I did.
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:14 PM   #12
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Ok thanks man. And one more question on another topic. Im starting my cycle and Can I just put any kind of frozen shrimp in my tank? Do I just drop it in there?
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:14 PM   #13
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Yea I already bought this one

http://www.marinedepot.com/Marine_De...TEOPRF-vi.html

Do they sell that fluid at an lfs by any chance?
Not usually but marine depot does sell it. Look for pinpoint salinity calibration fluid.
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I bought an aquacraft one from bulkreefsupply.com right before I saw ur comment lol.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:18 AM   #15
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Ok thanks man. And one more question on another topic. Im starting my cycle and Can I just put any kind of frozen shrimp in my tank? Do I just drop it in there?
If you use shrimp as your ammonia source, use a raw/uncooked shrimp. I personally would recommend dosing with pure ammonia. Once you figure out how much you need to dose to 4ppm ammonia, it's very easy to redose. Plus, it doesn't stink like raw shrimp.

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Old 06-24-2012, 12:19 AM   #16
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Can the shrimp be frozen/cooked?
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Not cooked. A couple friends have had issues with frozen shrimp that has had freezer burn. If you can, I'd just buy a fresh/uncooked large shrimp from the seafood department of your local grocer.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:25 AM   #18
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Alright thanks. I just took it out, but it was just floating. Should it sink?
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The shrimp should float until it starts to absorb a lot of the water. It will sink eventually.
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