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Old 03-05-2011, 08:12 PM   #11
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Ok

Will it effect the snail I put in and there crabs from the lr

Also got this purple stuff growing on my base rock looks like coraline algae ?
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Ok

Will it effect the snail I put in and there crabs from the lr

Also got this purple stuff growing on my base rock looks like coraline algae ?
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:11 AM   #13
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How long will I need the prawn in then
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Its my understanding from multiple sources, that using established LR CAN eliminate the cycle process all together. If Im wrong definately tell me.
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Its my understanding from multiple sources, that using established LR CAN eliminate the cycle process all together. If Im wrong definately tell me.

After putting 48lbs of live rock and 31 lbs of live sand from an established tank i had nitrites at day 2 of ammonia dosing. I kept it at 4ppm for several days and it always came right back down and had nitrates prob on day 4.
So yeah in my case I think it really helped
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Its my understanding from multiple sources, that using established LR CAN eliminate the cycle process all together. If Im wrong definately tell me.
yes but if there is no ammonia source feeding the bacteria there is no cycle going, and after a few days no bacteria left at all. Adding lr could remove the cycling process all together, but only because the rock has bacteria on it already. If you add enough your tank is "cycled" because the lr is already using the nitrogen cycle. Once again though, if there is no source of ammonia, the nitrosominas are dying.
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Ok tommorow I'm going to put a shrimp in

How long do I need it in for ?
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you leave the shrimp in, as it decomposes it is converted to ammonia. You keep the shrimp in there until you have no ammonia or nitrites.
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Cheers

With on of the questions I had at start of this thread
Uv sterilizer is it needed or is Lfs just wanting more dosh ?
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Do not leave the shrimp in there forever like mentioned above.

When the ammonia gets to 3.0, remove it, it has done its job by then. As a metter of fact, some put it in a fine mesh bag since its decomposition can make it fall into pieces.

I'd pass on the UV. No direct proof they do anything IMO.
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