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Old 01-05-2014, 02:21 PM   #11
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You could try to kick start the cycle and speed it along by using a cycling agent available in any pet store..although it's a very very long debate on how good or if they work..I personally have had luck with them in my FW tank..I forget which I. Used though..
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Should I have my lights on when cycling or no

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Old 01-05-2014, 03:43 PM   #13
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Keep them off it will help keep the algae from growing
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:44 PM   #14
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Oh another trick is to crank your heater up..bacteria breed better and faster in warmer environments...when I cycle my tanks I crank my heater to about 85-86
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I cranked up my heater and took my lights off

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Old 01-06-2014, 11:06 AM   #16
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When should I start to see ammonia appear in the tests with fishless cycle using shrimp

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And if I threw in a rock from another established tank into mine for a few hours would that help he bb

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Or put in a piece of live rock from the LFS would that help speed it up?

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Old 01-06-2014, 12:48 PM   #19
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You could buy a few pieces that might help but not if you just placed it in there for a few hours ammonia will probly show up in a few days. You could also add pure ammonia to get it going.. You just have to be patient it's not going to happen over night most cycles take at least 4-6 weejs
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How long until I start seeing ammonia from the shrimp

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