Cycle

Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by Timone, 1 Apr 2011.

  1. Timone

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    Hi Guys,
    I see there was a huge debate regarding the cycle process so not going there now however I am in week 2 of my cycle and added the Shrimp (dead) to my tank and adding MB7. I had a Nirate spike a day after I added the shrimp but no ammoina spike.
    now the question is
    1.) How long to leave the shrimp in for.
    2.) Will a shrimp cause a huge spike in a 500 l tank.
    3.) Should Nitrate spike before ammonia.

    I have had the shrimp in now for 4 days. Please advise.
    As well as I have a bristle worm outbreak in my tank. i know they good but I have 3 that are about 10 cm and the rest babies and a lot of.
    DO i need to worry about that as well.
     
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  3. jaquesdp08

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    Dont worry about the worms...

    Ill remove the shrimp and keep adding Microbakter 7 untill you get the water tested

    Ammonia 0
    nitrite 0
    nitrate 0-10

    Then you can start adding some snails and CUC
     
  4. Tremayn

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    The microbelift special blend is very good. Maybe you should try that. Heard that it cycled a tank just after 10 days!
     
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    I used Prodibio start up, Stability and Seachem Amguard and added all my livestock to a "sterile" tank in 24 hours. No fish losses, no coral losses and SPS's are happy. I added a clam and a wild caught acro after 10 days and they are as happy as can be with no recession. You just have to be careful with your feeding for a week or so and check your ammonia twice a day. Add the Amguard if you pick up any
     
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