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Old 07-04-2014, 12:01 AM   #1
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Just got my 45 gallon tank

So as the title states I got my new tank. I could not find any pure ammonia so I'm going the food cycle method. Today is day one so the tests are 0 across the board. PH is 7.2. Haven't gotten my gh and kh test yet. I'm using a fluval 205 and a aquaclear 70 for filtration. I also have a 200 watt heater. What else do I need and any tips for the food fishless cycle. Thx


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Old 07-04-2014, 12:25 AM   #2
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Piece of raw shrimp?

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Old 07-04-2014, 12:40 AM   #3
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Just from superstore? Do I out it into a nylon? And how long until I switch the prawn out


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Old 07-04-2014, 02:16 AM   #4
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Old 07-04-2014, 08:28 AM   #5
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I think any raw shrimp will cause will cause ammonia as it sits there. Putting it in something would make it easy clean later

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Old 07-04-2014, 12:36 PM   #6
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Just got my 45 gallon tank

Ok I will do that


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Old 07-04-2014, 11:43 PM   #7
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Did my test today

.25ppm ammonia
0 nitrite
0 nitrate

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So far so good, is the driftwood a nice piece in your opinions? I found it on my morning walk.


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Just bought some ammonia and now confused as what I should do... Can someone guide me?


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Cool find. Make sure you boil the wood to prevent bringing stuff into the tank

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Old 07-05-2014, 09:05 PM   #10
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I'm having trouble sinking it... I'm thinking of zap strapping some zip lock lids and burying then into the sand to it to hold it down. Will that work?


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