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by Plorbond
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Cycling 75 Gallon with seeded media
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: Cycling 75 Gallon with seeded media

I’m using the API Test kit that tests for NH3/NH4 and I’ve read that it will detect ammonia and ammonium, which would explain why the shrimp are all still alive right? Sorry if I’m wrong about that.
by Plorbond
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Cycling 75 Gallon with seeded media
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: Cycling 75 Gallon with seeded media

Based on some research I've been doing I may be getting a false positive due to using Prime to treat the water. Is this a good assumption to make, considering all the shrimp are still alive?
by Plorbond
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Cycling 75 Gallon with seeded media
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: Cycling 75 Gallon with seeded media

Pufferpunk wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:31 am 1ppm ammonia is extremely toxic. All from those shrimp? Are they all still living?
Yes, they’re all still alive. I was surprised as well.
by Plorbond
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Cycling 75 Gallon with seeded media
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: Cycling 75 Gallon with seeded media

Safestart is great! I'd forget about plants though in a BW tank. They'll melt. Just an update, I added two bottles of Safe Start when I set up the tank, as well as 2 dozen ghost shrimp so that bacteria could feed off their poop (that’s the gist of a fish-in cycle, right?). This morning this ammonia...
by Plorbond
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Cycling 75 Gallon with seeded media
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: Cycling 75 Gallon with seeded media

So in another thread I read about someone just using SafeStart and being able to add the puffer right away. I only plan on having one GSP in this tank, maybe another down the road. If I add live plants right away, will the bio load be small enough initially that SafeStart will make it fine to just a...
by Plorbond
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Cycling 75 Gallon with seeded media
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: Cycling 75 Gallon with seeded media

Pufferpunk wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:02 pm I would test it with 4ppm straight ammonia & see if it's gone within 24 hours.
Awesome, thank you for the advice :)
by Plorbond
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Cycling 75 Gallon with seeded media
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Cycling 75 Gallon with seeded media

Hey everyone I plan on buying a 75 gallon tomorrow then getting some already seeded filter media from my LFS as well as some live plants to speed up the cycle. How long would it take for the tank to be officially cycled? Would it be instant or still take some time depending on how much media I get? ...