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Old 07-10-2010, 09:19 PM   #11
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Do you have a # for the ammonia reading as the test kit doesnt show real high.. trust us this stuff is important. There is a reason there are numbers on the kits instead of high, real high, ok , good and bad.
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:17 AM   #12
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It read at a 2.0
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:52 AM   #13
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I would leave the shrimp in as you don't want to limit your bacteria growth at this time. You want max growth until lyou are at 0 ammonia and nitrite and you have added animal life to sustain the bacteria growth. 2 is not to high....
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Another vote for leaving the shrimp in the tank. I'd imagine you already threw it away, so you may want to throw another one in there or even cut it to half the size of the first one. This time leave it in until you are cycled.
Just wait until it grows its own cocoon around it, you're going to love it
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Cycling your tank with no live stock you can go up to 4.0 infact thats usually the goal. Doesnt always get that high with raw shrimp its where you want it. So your half way to where you want your ammonia.
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ok..um I put another shrimp in the tank. I think I took the other one out to soon. So here I am again with a smelly shrimp. Not sure if I should turn lights on for a few hours a day.
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ok..um I put another shrimp in the tank. I think I took the other one out to soon. So here I am again with a smelly shrimp. Not sure if I should turn lights on for a few hours a day.
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