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Old 08-09-2012, 08:32 PM   #11
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Looks like you have a lot to learn. Cycling a myth? Thats funny, considering its one of the most basic aquarium fundamentals there is next to water changes.

Ammonia kills fish and burns gills, its one of the most toxic substances in an aquarium while also stressing fish making them susceptible to disease and the like. Fish-in cycles can be done but more needs to be done besides testing, and even then your likely going to run into problems.

Im sure everyone agrees.

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2007-02/rhf/index.php
Can we see some pics of your " uncycled" saltwater tank?
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:37 PM   #12
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Why do you think it needs to cycle before you put fish in? Cycling is a myth there is no need I have never done it with any fish, pond, freshwater, saltwater and never had problems, as long as you look after the paras then it's no problem
I hate to break it to you, but either way you are cycling the tank. You're just doing it with fish in.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:40 PM   #13
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I hate to break it to you, but either way you are cycling the tank. You're just doing it with fish in.
Excactly the second you add ammonia (fish) the cycle begins
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:42 PM   #14
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Can we see some pics of your " uncycled" saltwater tank?
Are you asking me or the guy claiming cycling is a myth?
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:46 PM   #15
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Are you asking me or the guy claiming cycling is a myth?
The person claiming its a myth lol ive never heard of such a thing i think alot of people dont add fish at this point so as to not stress the fish and others maybe dont care about the fish
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Excactly the second you add ammonia (fish) the cycle begins
Correct for a fish-in cycle. However fish in cycles require close water parameter attention and water changes. Without expect fish deaths, stress, burnt gills, and algae problems due to excess nutrients and the lights being on.
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Well I have no fish just the dead shrimp and my ammonia was high but my nitrate was good my ph was high and my other one was off a little
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:58 PM   #18
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Well I have no fish just the dead shrimp and my ammonia was high but my nitrate was good my ph was high and my other one was off a little
What was you ph? High ammonia means you probably had a decent amount of die-off.
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Well I have no fish just the dead shrimp and my ammonia was high but my nitrate was good my ph was high and my other one was off a little
Thats a big shrimp what type was that?
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It's bait shrimp I bought at my grocer store I figured I I chopped it in half I could use it as food for my fish when I get them or just the tails
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