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Old 08-28-2012, 12:51 AM   #111
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Oh I'm not saying use the food in lieu of shrimp. I was just saying for a day or two so something is in there that bacteria can break down. You need to get the shrimp most definitely...but depending on the time there, it may need to wait until tomorrow.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:56 AM   #112
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Oh I'm not saying use the food in lieu of shrimp. I was just saying for a day or two so something is in there that bacteria can break down. You need to get the shrimp most definitely...but depending on the time there, it may need to wait until tomorrow.
I agree.
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:46 AM   #113
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Yeah I'd have to get some tomorrow how bad does it smell
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:57 AM   #114
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Would frozen blood worms work?
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:23 AM   #115
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I've never tried blood worms, but I googled it, and multiple people said "yes" that blood worms would work. 1 person said to mash them up (ew) and throw them in, others just threw them in. I couldn't find anything that said how much to put in. Basically, you just need anything decaying in there. Also, raising your temperature in the tank temporarily to 83 or so apparently helps the bacteria to reproduce more quickly, thus helping to cycle faster. Of course, you'll need to lower temp again when cycles over and you put fish in there.
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:52 AM   #116
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Alright I'll have to go grabs 55 heater the
One I have is only bringing it to 70 what do you guy keep your salinity I'm getting a bunch of different answer from 1.021 to 1.025
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:39 AM   #117
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From the research I did, for fish only it's anywhere from 1.019-1.022, for corals it's 1.023-1.025. I have fish and corals, so I usually keep mine 1.024-1.025, and from what I've heard from others, that's a pretty common range. Yeah, I think most marine fish have a temp range from 72-78* F, so 70 is a little cool for them. My tank runs 78-79, depending on if I have a/c on or not. you're in Alaska, right? Are you in one of those areas I've heard about where everything has to get flown in cuz the roads are scarce? Lol. Not trying to stereotype Alaska, just heard that on a Discovery channel show or something. Lol.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:34 PM   #118
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No hahaha yeah I watch those shows all the time I'm like and hour from anchorage we just don't have a salt water store out here we only have freshwater
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An hour's not so bad. You definitely have to plan your trips, though. Lol
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:31 AM   #120
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Yeah haha
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