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Old 07-27-2009, 12:10 PM   #1
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Why no ammonia?

I recently started a 14g biocube. i bought 12 lbs of live rock and the tank has been up for almost a month. i have seen no ammonia or nitrites and the nitrates are around 10. I am using the api saltwater master kt to test. Why hasnt there been any ammonia or nitrites? has it not been long enough?
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the rock could be cured, leaving no die off. In this case you will have to provide a source of pure ammonia via ace hardware or a raw shrimp.
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ok how long after adding that should i see the levels rise?
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well depends on what you add. if you add pure ammonia you willl see levels right then, with a shrimp it takes a few days for the rotting process to be in full effect.

Punch a bunch of holoes in a plastic xiplock bag. put the shrimp in it for easy and less smelly removal.
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If it is completely cured rock there is no need to put your raw shrimp in there. You may want to add a pinch of food and check your levels to make sure the bio filitration is working properly.
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If it is completely cured rock there is no need to put your raw shrimp in there. You may want to add a pinch of food and check your levels to make sure the bio filitration is working properly.
I agree. If the rock is cured then the bacteria in the rock will keep everything at a decent level. Just make sure to introduce livestock slowly so the bacteria can increase its colony at the same rate as you increase livestock.
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