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Old 11-26-2006, 01:01 AM   #1
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Cycling with raw shrimp?

I read somewhere that you can cycle a tank with raw uncooked shrimp; how is this done?
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Read this article. Fishless Cycling. It can be done with a raw shrimp as an ammonia source as well.

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im in the process of a fishless cycle. make sure you take out the shrimp (if theres any left) between ammonia levels 4.0-8.0

otherwise you'll just be overdoing it with the ammonia, like me...
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Old 11-26-2006, 11:18 AM   #4
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Something I opted to do as well: float the shrimp in a plastic bag with holes in near your filter output, or keep it in some kind of object (like a plantpot) you can readily remove. Trust me, just dropping a prawn in and then having to get it out afterwards mostly decayed is not the most pleasant of tasks! :P
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If you can get hold of some pure ammonia then that would be a quicker way of cycling. You then don't have to wait for the shrimp to decay and start procuding ammonia where as you instantly have ammonia if you use....... ammonia lol
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