I used 3 shrimp in my 120 gallon. They completely disappeared in about 4 weeks and the tank still wasn't completely cycled by then with 20# of LR
and 80# of ls
. So i switched to the fish less cycle method.
Problem was I GROSSLY over estimated how much ammonia should be used. I couldn't find any info on it in the article, so i guessed. I figured 120 gallons, 2 cups would be like a drop. Boy was I wrong.
My API kit turned blue!!
Long story short, don't even use a cup of ammonia.