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post #1 of 15 Old 04-03-2009, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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Fishless to fish in

Hey guys. This is my first thread in this forum so hi everybody!
Now it's been about 1 week and a half since I started my fishless cycle with the use of ammonia for my 10 gallon tank and i ran out of ammonia and the shop that I have been does not sell it and I couldn't find it anywhere else. I want to switch to fish in cycle if that's possible but my ammonia levels are veryyyy high! (more than 10ppm) Any suggestions on lowering them?
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post #2 of 15 Old 04-03-2009, 09:25 AM
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You could always use a piece of uncooked shrimp rather than the liquid ammonia.
Water change of 60 percent with dechlorinator for new water such as PRIME or AMQUEL+ would reduce ammonia.

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post #3 of 15 Old 04-03-2009, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Do I need to do multiple water changes or just one will be sufficient?
Also did you try the method with the shrimp? How long does it take?
Do I have to add a certain amount?
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post #4 of 15 Old 04-03-2009, 09:46 AM
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One 60 percent water change with dechlorinator for new water.
Yes,Three weeks.
One whole large shrimp uncooked ,was what I used for fifty five gal.Some don't like the smell

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post #5 of 15 Old 04-03-2009, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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For 10 gallons then I would guess about 10 frozen small shrimps right? well, i guess mine won't smell that bad because the fish tank is in my bedroom! :D
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post #6 of 15 Old 04-03-2009, 10:05 AM
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Good Lord no! One small shrimp should be plenty for ten gal. I would try and keep ammonia at 4ppm.or close to it. If it (ammonia ) gets much higher ,,do another water change.

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post #7 of 15 Old 04-03-2009, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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SO i just add one and then leave till the end of the cycle without putting more or removing it?
Sorry about all these questions but already scr***d up once so I want to get this one right ! =]
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post #8 of 15 Old 04-03-2009, 10:16 AM
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Were it me,(and it ain't) I would leave the small shrimp in the ten gal until I began to see nitrAtes on test kit ,and ammonia and nitrites read zero for one week. You can place the small shrimp in a net or piece of nylon stocking with something to hold it down.Then remove it when test results are as described above.

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post #9 of 15 Old 04-03-2009, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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ok thanks! =] by the way with frozen shrimps I mean frozen shrimp meat like these:
http://hongrun.win.mofcom.gov.cn/www...0711616944.jpg
Are you sure that just one will work? Or do you mean frozen small shrimp like these:
http://www.21food.com/userImages/max...$110165211.jpg
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post #10 of 15 Old 04-03-2009, 11:02 AM
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One or two of the second ones.

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