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    Here's some more pics from this morning...

    The shrimp are starting to deteriorate, and the water is still looking clearer little by little...

    Front View (notice my wife's little skelly:p)
    http://www.montero4x4.com/tank/5-28-morn1.jpg

    Side View
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    Shrimp starting to fall apart
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    So far now for 2 days, the SG is dead on...haven't started to test anything else yet..

    Should I ?? I was going to start a database and every other day take all the measurements and see what's happening.

    Jason





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    I'd give it about a week, cuz all yer gonna see is a maxed out ammonia test..

    Question......

    Is that a live starfish or some kind of decoration? A starfish is NOT suitable for surviving a cycle. You need to remove it right away. If it is fake, then it looks cool =)



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    yea, she saw it at the LFS and had to have it !!!... I myself though it looked pretty cool for being fake...

    Anywho, thanks for the info..I'll start doing the test 1 week after it's all been running good..

    Just hope the water clears up more...



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    Thumbs up

    whew, so glad you said it was a fake =) It's official now that yer finally cycling...... Welcome to the salty side!



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    Originally posted by Corax
    It's official now that yer finally cycling...... Welcome to the salty side!
    Euuuuu..... !!! I feel so...

    well...salty !!!

    How long do you think the cloudyness will stay?



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    just wondering if I should be pumping some o2 into the tank ??

    The cloudyness is a first bloom right ???

    Cause right now, even though all the powerhead and pumps are on..I have no oxy being pumped into the tank except for some slight surface movment..

    I though that the bacteria that I'm trying to grow will need large amounts of oxy to do so during the first week?

    Thanks,
    Jason



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    Nope, the surface agitation gives all the o2 exchange ya need. Personally, I aim a powerhead output at the surface to help things along.

    As for the cloudy water, it takes as long as it takes =) Sometimes it stays a week, sometimes it goes away overnight.. Put it this way, by the time those shrimp turn to jelly, you should have nice clear water...

    Did I mention they'll turn to jelly? It's really cool to see.. You can take a feeding prong and poke the shrimp and they'll sorta quiver in place..... DISGUSTING! But still pretty friggin cool at the same time Takes about a week to reach that stage.



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    cool !!! I have til sunday and it'll have been a week since the shrimp went in..

    Fun to watch them degrade away !!!

    Thanks for the info..I'll leave everything the way it is right now..



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    Making this a sticky--it has some great info about setting up a new tank. I've seen it referenced it 2 or 3 other threads, so this will help out. Also changing the name of the thread (which may goof up some links--my apologies if that happens), so it's readily identifiable.



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    When cycling using the shrimp, after the cycle is complete do you have to remove the shrimp or do they completely desintegrate?
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