Originally Posted by bigfuzzymonster777
I mean nitrite spike :p
I am not the cycle master... But I'd say you're cycled if your NitrAtes are that high (as long as NitrItes are zero & ammonia is zero)--maybe you missed the NitrIte spike between testings. IDK how much NitrAte snails can take, I'd say like fish, not very much-- need to get that down. With animals in there, I'd be doing PWC
's to bring the levels down. And figure out what else is causing the shrimp to die before adding more. Take a water sample to the LFS
& see if they can test Copper for you.
You testing Phosphates? Leaving the dead shrimp would jack that up, I'm sure. Which wouldn't be good for animals in the tank.