Thread: Bacteria to cycle???
06-11-2009, 06:16 PM #1
Bacteria to cycle???
Is it ok to add bacteria during the cycle process??? I was at my LFS and the guys told me that by adding bacteria the cycle will be a little shorter and better .... I already have my shrimp in it for a day now!
06-11-2009, 06:21 PM #2
0Originally Posted by Ferchoz
And I am discovering short never equals better in Marine tanks.
06-11-2009, 07:23 PM #3
Your LFS is just trying to make a quick sale
Just leave it be and it will cycle. You just need ammonia to kick start it. This will be produced by live rock or adding a piece of dead shrimp or shellfish to the tank
06-11-2009, 07:25 PM #4
Yes, it is ok to add bacteria as long as you have an ammonia producer in your tank.
It is certainly not necessary but can help speed things along.
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dead shrimp additive
0Originally Posted by unleashed
By the way I'm just starting a salt tank. I bought bio digest bacteria and have a piece of shrimp in a 15 gallon tank hoping it will cycle.
10-07-2012, 11:38 AM #6
circusman, this thread is almost two years old now
Please start a new thread to ask your questions and I'm sure you will get some help with your questionsIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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