Originally Posted by madstyle1
Just wondering if im going in the right direction here.
Ammonia at 0.50
nitrite at 5.0
I threw in 2 raw shrimp
and Dr. Tim's nitrifying bacteria
How big is your tank? Do you have a protein skimmer? If so, keep it off. I have a 125 gallon tank. Added two raw shrimps but it wasn't enough. I did not see a Ammonia spike or Nitrite increase. I added four more raw shrimps yesterday. Going to check my ammonia levels today. The ammonia should spike and drop down after 24 hours and Nitrite should increase after. Nitrate will show up after. Once Ammonia and Nitrite is at 0ppm and Nitrate increase then your ready for water change.