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post #1 of 6 Old 07-15-2007, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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GHOST SHRIMP IN MY NEW TANK

I HAVE A PEACOCK EEL AND 3 CICHLIDS...I PUT ABOUT 20 GHOST SHRIMP FOR FEEDING EVERY 3 DAYS OR SO.... COULD THIS BE THE REASON FOR HIGH NITRATE AND NITRITE LEVELS...THANX

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-15-2007, 01:04 PM
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A few questions first...

How big is the tank?
Is that all you feed them?
What are your exact water parameters?
How often do you do water changes, and how much do you take out?
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-15-2007, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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ITS A 55GAL. I ALSO FEED THEM FLAKE AND BLOOD WORMS...I TESTED MY WATER AND NOTICED THAT MY LEVELS WERE EXTREMELY HIGH...I REDUCED MY FEEDING FROM TWICE A DAY TO ONCE EVERY OTHER DAY....I DO A 10% WATER CHANGE EVERY WEEK USUALLY OR A 25% CHANGE ONCE A MONTH. THE LEVELS ARE BACK TO NORMAL I JUST WANTED TO GO BUY SO MORE FISH BUT I WASNT SURE IF THE SHRIMP WOULD RAISE THE LEVELS AGAIN.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-25-2007, 08:54 AM
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I suppose they could if any are laying around and decomposing. Try it without the shrimp and see what happens. The blood worms could also raise the bacteria level, I've found them to be very messy both going in and coming out! :o

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post #5 of 6 Old 07-25-2007, 04:14 PM
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If the fish are messy eaters could it be that little bits of shrimp are lying about and decomposing which is causing the rise?
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-26-2007, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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THANX FOR UR HELP IM GOING TO DO A WATER CHANGE TOMORROW...HOPEFULLY EVERYTHING WORKS OUT

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