Thread: help with cycling
08-06-2008, 10:00 PM #1
help with cycling
alright i started cycling yesterday i put i frozen shirmp...and today the water is extreally cloudy is this normal?
08-06-2008, 10:20 PM #2Originally Posted by sushicat
If it's just a gray haze and not green/blue/brown then it's probably that.Aquarium: 2.5 gallon glass, mesh lid, Hydor mini heater, Whisper 3i filter
Water: BettaSafe water conditioner, Nutrafin Plant Gro, 0.25 tsp/gal aquarium salt, temp 78-80F, pH 7.2, ammonia 0ppm, nitrite 0ppm, nitrate 5-20ppm
Living creatures: Java ferns rooted on driftwood, several small trumpet snails, male veiltail betta
08-06-2008, 10:22 PM #3
when i look at my tank its just cloudy no green/or blue so its bacteria..then im on the right track weeee
08-06-2008, 11:03 PM #4
The shrimp should be in a bag or nylon and held on the bottom of the tank with a rock or it will rot and stink up your whole house. I don't know what size tank you have or how many shrimp you're using but more shrimp will have to be added in about a week. Why not try pure ammonia? Lot's easier and you get the exact ammonia reading you need.
08-07-2008, 05:22 AM #5
I have a 20g with 2 shrimp I'm going to be gone for 2 weeks so I guessed I could come back and see if the tank had cycled is this a bad idea?