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Old 04-20-2011, 09:41 PM   #11
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check your parameters. you might have the ammonia spike you need with that cloud.
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2 shrimps should be good enough then. If you want to have more control over cycling your tank, I would use the ammonia dosing instead. This method allows you to control how much ammonia is released into the water. With the shrimp, its good also, but you cant control much since you can't really calculate how much ammonia is release from the shrimps each day
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:46 PM   #13
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Just tested the water
Ph- 8.0
Ammonia between 0-0.25
nitrite- 0
Nitrate- 0
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Used API saltwater master test kit
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Thats pretty low, you would want it to spike up to 4-5ppm
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ammonia from like a grocery store and much do u put in per gallon ? Thank so much for ur help
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:25 PM   #17
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Most people told me to get it from ace hardware. It should be pure ammonia, if you shake it up and there are bubbles, it isnt pure.

the dosage amount calculator is in post #43 (last post)
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It's nice to see my calculations put to good use!
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