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cycling my new 45 gallon
Old 07-11-2010, 07:36 PM   #1
 
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cycling my new 45 gallon

I finally got the new(ish) 45 gallon set up. How many shrimp from the market should I add to get the cycle going? Once I do add fish (I plan on adding mollies and platies) how many times a month should I do a particle water change, and siphon the gravel? I have 2 ten gallon tanks at the moment and I siphon about 10% three times a week.
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:25 PM   #2
 
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Myself, I do 50% water changes and vacuum the substrate at the same time every week. Nothing fish like better than fresh clean water. I'd think 2 to 3 shrimps should do the trick but am not positive on that. Someone else will have to chime in with that info.
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:02 AM   #3
 
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Myself, I do 50% water changes and vacuum the substrate at the same time every week. Nothing fish like better than fresh clean water. I'd think 2 to 3 shrimps should do the trick but am not positive on that. Someone else will have to chime in with that info.
+one. three shrimp sounds about right. (not Jumbo shrimp)
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