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Old 01-06-2014, 03:36 PM   #21
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At minimum a few days ...I would leave it and test in 3 days or so
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:37 PM   #22
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Will ammonia start to show when my shrimp is mostly dissolved?

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Old 01-07-2014, 07:46 PM   #23
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Is it too late to switch to using ammonia for my cycle?

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Old 01-07-2014, 08:22 PM   #24
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You can switch if you want. If the shrimp is dissolving, you should be seeing some ammonia though.

If you are going to use a bacteria product to speed things up, I always suggest Dr Tim's One &. Only. It absolutely works when used properly. See their website for details. Takes less than a week for the tank to cycle. I've used it three times now and had the same result every time. By the end of a week, you can dose to 4ppm ammonia and its down to zero in less than 24 hours. That is the ideal to shoot for in cycling, using any method. I've heard mixed results on other products.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:24 PM   #25
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So that's okay to add even with the shrimp in there

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Sounds good it is the ammonium chloride but says to add with the bacteria stuff?? Do you do that

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The nitrifying bacteria that you also have to have is $52 do you have to use it

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Old 01-07-2014, 08:35 PM   #28
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Its two things..,the bacteria is what speeds up the cycle. You are basically dumping live bacteria into the tank instead of letting nature do it 's thing at a slower pace. The ammonium is what "feeds" that bacteria. I always buy that and dose as they suggest. It's more expensive than letting a shrimp rot, but I've always just chalked that up as a reasonable expense that helps me with my impatience. I know some people probably see that as odd.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:36 PM   #29
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Haha well I guess I'll probably get it if I don't see ammonia by the weekend my patience is being tested also

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Was looking at my tank and saw this is it a good sign that my tank is cycling?

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