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Old 07-25-2005, 07:45 PM   #1
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Starting the cycle

Just trying to get the cycle started, and I was going to just add a cube of frozen plankton. This will get the job done right? Will I need to add additional cubes or should 1 get the job done.

I was going to go buy a shrimp at the store, but I figured any thing that is dead would probably get the cycle going. Am I correct with this thinking? Does it really make a difference with wqhat I start the cycle with?
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well what size tank are you running? that will determine how many "cubes" you will need to add. I am currently cycling my 150gallon with three raw jumbo shrimp....it smells but it seems to be doing the job.
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Old 07-27-2005, 08:09 AM   #3
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It is for a 20 gal long.
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Old 07-27-2005, 11:30 AM   #4
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I don't know about plankton. I think you want to use a meaty frozen food to develope the waste products. I used 3 cubes in main and it worked well. Was too lazy to go to the grocery store.
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