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Old 10-05-2017, 02:11 AM   #21
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Tested my parameters and they read : ammo 0, nitrites 0, nitrates 40-80 ppm hard to tell with Api test kit. Shrimp is still in the tank. Do i remove what's left of the shrimp? Today makes 2 weeks since i started my cycle. What are my next few steps to take. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks once again.
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If there is still shrimp in there decomposing then you are cycled. Toss the shrimp and do water changes until your nitrates are at 0. Time for a fish bud.
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If there is still shrimp in there decomposing then you are cycled. Toss the shrimp and do water changes until your nitrates are at 0. Time for a fish bud.
So i don't have to wait for nitrates to go to 0 before doing a water change. How much of a water change do i do. Do i calculate the water that has evaporated in the water change. I have yet to experience the dreaded diatom bloom. Thanks once again Sniperhank ur a awesome aquaist!!!!
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So i don't have to wait for nitrates to go to 0 before doing a water change. How much of a water change do i do. Do i calculate the water that has evaporated in the water change. I have yet to experience the dreaded diatom bloom. Thanks once again Sniperhank ur a awesome aquaist!!!!
No need to wait. The water changes will reduce the nitrate.
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No need to wait. The water changes will reduce the nitrate.
What about the diatom bloom. Haven't had one or will i get one. From what i read that's the last phase of the cycle. Thanks a bunch!!!
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It's whenever there are silicates in the tank. If it was going to happen it'd have started by now unless the lights have been off.
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It's whenever there are silicates in the tank. If it was going to happen it'd have started by now unless the lights have been off.
No lights are on for 12hrs a day. I used caribsea aragonite sand and ocean direct caribsea live sand. Have noticed build up of green spot algae in the corners of my tank. Will be doing a pwc this weekend to lower nitrates.
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