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Old 10-05-2011, 07:32 PM   #41
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I agree with adding mushrooms! There are so many different kinds! I have some beautiful red ones myself!

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lighting for mushroooms is pretty basic right
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lighting for mushroooms is pretty basic right
Yep, they can tolerate pretty low key lighting.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:57 PM   #44
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do you agree with my stocking plan, wait and if everything is good after a month give or take get the angel
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dead shrimp is behind the rocks, what does everyone think of my setup?
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:14 PM   #46
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any thougts on the pics
Pic wouldn't open for me... U said you have LR in ur tank, right?
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ya i have 21 pounds, the pic shows on my comp
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:24 PM   #48
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if you do want an angel you can be smart about what corals you add. i have read they like soft corals and clams and the like.

i think its funny and a pain about how much more challenging sw is compared to fw when it comes down to making sure everyone gets along.

maybe its because im still new to sw but i do enjoy the learning.
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ya i have 21 pounds, the pic shows on my comp
You coulda just used the LR to do your cycle. Also, don't leave the shrimp in there to long, could get toxic.

I'm on my iPhone, so probably why the pic didn't open.
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i copied and pasted the pic, when would you take the shrimp out, when i see an amonia spike
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i copied and pasted the pic, when would you take the shrimp out, when i see an amonia spike
Yeah, plus you will smell it... Lol...
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im already smelling it, its been in 4 2 days how many more days would you leave it in, i can tolerate the smell
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your cycling right? take it out!

go get some pure ammo from ace or the lfs or a janitorial supply... pure ammo. no perfumes no dies no nothing but pure ammo.
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your cycling right? take it out!

go get some pure ammo from ace or the lfs or a janitorial supply... pure ammo. no perfumes no dies no nothing but pure ammo.
Or do what I did, just use LR. Took 3 weeks to cycle.
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is the shrimp bad for cycling
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is the shrimp bad for cycling
Can be, get it out if it's been 2 days. Ppl use it, but IME, LR is enough. Ur safe, just check ur prams. Let us know where your at. Just heed our advice, don't wanna prolong your cycle.
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you cant control the decay of organic material.

i let lr cycle mine too. and then we added fish slowly. one or two a week. nothing ever spiked doing that way. im sure that kio can report a similar experience.
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like kio said keep an eye on your parameters. if you find something stalling im all for pure ammo.
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so basically, i have 21 pounds of LR and n other amonia source except the shrimp (i used crushed coral) if i remove the shrimp, will my tank still cycle
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so basically, i have 21 pounds of LR and n other amonia source except the shrimp (i used crushed coral) if i remove the shrimp, will my tank still cycle
Should have no issues...
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