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post #11 of 17 Old 09-16-2012, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Haha! I just meant 'touch' as in 'do anything to it'. Next WC I'll give it a swish round the tank then. Didn't want to disturb anything good if it was meant to be there!!!

Am currently away so interesting to see how the tank is when I get back... hope it's okay!
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post #12 of 17 Old 09-16-2012, 06:52 PM
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Haha! I just meant 'touch' as in 'do anything to it'. Next WC I'll give it a swish round the tank then. Didn't want to disturb anything good if it was meant to be there!!!
Am currently away so interesting to see how the tank is when I get back... hope it's okay!
NO!, you don't want to swish it in the tank - it's filtered out of the tank water for a reason - you want to swish it in water you will throw out!

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post #13 of 17 Old 09-16-2012, 07:22 PM
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C'mon girls, it's decaying/decayed organic matter - no 'posed to smell like a daisy!

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post #14 of 17 Old 09-16-2012, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Yes of course, that's what I meant I should do. (jetlag brain typing haha)

Hope everything is going ok. I'm, only away 2 days, but still.... is that what every tank owner goes through? worrying about teh tank whenever you're not near it? (til it's up and running fully, of course) lol
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post #15 of 17 Old 09-17-2012, 04:10 AM
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C'mon girls, it's decaying/decayed organic matter - no 'posed to smell like a daisy!

I disagree. Have you ever smelled a daisy? Ewwwwwwww...........

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post #16 of 17 Old 09-17-2012, 06:47 AM
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Using shrimp method to help tank mature(cycle),can get smelly, as shrimp rot's and is consumed by bacteria, but water changes can aleviate the smell, and not slow the process to any degree.
Just take care not to change,remove,filter material for first few week's.
Have used this method a few times and found it is very easy to use too large, or too much shrimp.
A couple small cocktail shrimp in 30 gal is about right.(too much, and nitrites portion of cycle can go on forever).
My sister once called me to tell me this method was running her out of the house.(smell)
When I asked further,,she said she had tossed two Jumbo shrimp in 20 gal

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #17 of 17 Old 09-17-2012, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, see what you mean. I had actually two small sardine type fish from the supermarket (they didnt have shrimp) but am now using fish food until I can find some ammonia (impossible it seems, at the moment!)
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