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Old 03-16-2014, 09:54 PM   #121
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I waited a couple days to get a shrimp put some fish food in there didn't hardly do nothin the shrimp works really good I had it in there 5 days and by day 4 it was about 8 ppm I geuss the more ammonia the better BB establishment you will get!!

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Old 03-16-2014, 10:16 PM   #122
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Ok but is it bad to do this after I put shrimp in the tank? will it affect the cycle? because I'll most likely get shrimp tomorrow

No it won't affect the cycle at all
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:04 PM   #123
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Guessing that won't either?

If not I'll buy shrimp...

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Old 03-18-2014, 03:08 PM   #124
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Yeah that'll kill things and maybe leach into the rock and sand.
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:27 PM   #125
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When I go out to get shrimp tomorrow should I buy new filter media or can I wait two weeks to get it when I get new lights.

Also, is any kind of raw shrimp ok and how many pieces?
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:44 PM   #126
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One raw shrimp. That's it.
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:58 PM   #127
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One or two if you want I put two in some pantyhose to start the cycle!!
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:32 AM   #128
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One or two if you want I put two in some pantyhose to start the cycle!!

Well, your ammonia must have gone off the charts! 1 shrimp is enough..
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:14 PM   #129
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They make 20" T5 HO dual bulb light strip that would fit a 10gal I think it is 18 watts per bulb

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Old 03-20-2014, 12:16 PM   #130
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:29 PM   #131
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That's a nice light I'll probably get that one or the other but gonna order next Friday
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:36 PM   #132
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That's a nice deal for a good light. And you can add light strips so you can upgrade for higher light corals
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:33 PM   #133
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Yeah it went way up to8 ppm plus but it went down really fast in about two days so it worked good but yeah one is enough they was kinda small ones I used though!!
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:14 PM   #134
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Is it ok to just drop the shrimp in the tank? I don't have a bag for it.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:15 PM   #135
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It's easier to get out if you use a media bag
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:21 PM   #136
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Yea but it's taking too long to get stuff, I don't have a car rite now so it's hard to get stuff..
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:34 PM   #137
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Day 1 - Shrimp Cycle

As you can see I made changes.

I took some black sand out and toped it off with white sand.

New aquascape and Blue Background.

Also finally got shrimp after ten years of waiting..

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Old 03-24-2014, 07:44 AM   #138
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I like the aqua scape. I just changed mine too.
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:27 AM   #139
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Been like a week or more since I put in a raw piece of shrimp. It is decaying and nasty smelling in the tank. Any advice on why no levels have changed ? No cycle/spike have begin.
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:28 PM   #140
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You have 0ppm of everything even nitrate?
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