01-22-2011, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by redchigh
It's a great time to start the cycle.
It's impossible to cycle the shrimp "too long". The longer, the stronger the bacteria will be.
If you want to know a secret to innoculating the tank-
Go outside, get some soil. Grind it up real fine.
Add about 1/2 tsp to your tank after ammonia appears. Now, not only to you have a wide variety of good bacteria, but by the time you add fish, you'll have tons of infusoria and planaria to act as fish food. You'll see tiny little worms and dots in the tank, but they're the sign of a healthy ecosystem.
(make sure not to add any rocks or roots- just soil.)
gosh well thanks for the worderful tip redchigh!!!!
sounds like a solid idea! thank you so much for your help I really appreciate it