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Fluval stratum cycle

Discussion in 'Shrimp and Invertz' started by Rmac, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. Rmac

    Rmac Aspiring Aquascaper

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    After some googling I haven't found a good answer. I just set up a tank to breed RCS, I used new fluval stratum and water from a tank that has been housing my shrimp currently and have the sponge filter cycling in an established tank. do I need to cycle the substrate before adding shrimp?
     
  2. Kcraven

    Kcraven Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I am also curious if it needs to be cycled! Please can someone answer this question. I know from the info I have found I have seen people put their fish straight in but I cannot say if this would be the correct thing to do !
     
  3. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Rmac
    I will PM you a contact
    Kcravan
    The answer is it can be done, it was done, it is still done today BUT is considered very cruel as what you are doing is poisoning the fish with Ammonia.

    All the info is on the Aust Forum we both are.

    Keith:):)
     
  4. Kcraven

    Kcraven Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hey Keith I couldn't find it on there. Could you send me the link?
     
  5. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Kcraven

    Go to this Topic there is plenty of info there

    New to Tropical Keeping

    Its the first topic in FRESHWATER

    If you want more info ask me there please.

    Keith:):)
     
  6. Rmac

    Rmac Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks for the pm Keith!
     

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