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Russ722
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PostSubject: Fishless cycle using raw shrimp question.   Fishless cycle using raw shrimp question. Icon_minitime2/27/2012, 5:30 pm

Last monday i started my fishless cycle using shrimp. The amonia level jumped up to the 4.0-8.0 range 2 days ago and hasnt changed. Reason i say 4.0-8.0 the color on the amonia test card is so close its hard to tell.

My question is when do i remove the shrimp? If i leave it in wouldnt it remain high,until its taken out?
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PostSubject: Re: Fishless cycle using raw shrimp question.   Fishless cycle using raw shrimp question. Icon_minitime2/28/2012, 6:14 am

anybody?
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PostSubject: Re: Fishless cycle using raw shrimp question.   Fishless cycle using raw shrimp question. Icon_minitime2/28/2012, 9:43 am

Once you get your big spike, the shrimp should be fuzzy. That's when you want to pull it out. Hope you used something like panty hose with it to make it easier to remove? ;oP
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PostSubject: Re: Fishless cycle using raw shrimp question.   Fishless cycle using raw shrimp question. Icon_minitime2/28/2012, 10:30 am

I would try to keep the levels under 6 ppm. The cycle can take longer at such a high rate. If you use pure ammonia and dose 2ppm everyday and once you notice you can convert that 2ppm in 24 hours you should be good. The next step in the cycle can take up to three weeks. Waterchanges are encouraged to keep the levels under 6ppm.

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PostSubject: Re: Fishless cycle using raw shrimp question.   Fishless cycle using raw shrimp question. Icon_minitime2/28/2012, 10:40 am

Thanks for the replys guys the shrimp is in panty hose all fuzzed up with white fungus over it i guess
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