COsborn426 Posted April 23, 2020 Report Share Posted April 23, 2020 Koi What do you guys think? I’m setting up my very first tank EVER (shrimp tank, 10gal) and have been cycling it for a month or so. After a week or two & added bacteria, I added 2 apple snails and a couple plants, rock & driftwood. The tank was crystal clear for almost a month, and then was hit hard with thin green algae on the glass & rock. It’s just now calming down a bit. I’ve kept the rocks scrubbed and done at least 1 to 2 water changes a week. I have a TDS (225ppm) & pH meter that I’ve been using to monitor it. I also have a water chemistry kit coming, but have a Gh/Kh one (8drops Gh, 2drops Kh) I’ve been using also. My pH was getting up to 8.2 (w/RO remineralized water) but with extra water changes, it’s back to 7.5 or so. I have to do a light gravel vac once a week because my snails leave SO much organic matter behind and I have a bloom of Detritus worms, which I’ve read is no biggie, but I feel like there’s millions in there. Im not sure when the time will come for me to add shrimp? I want to get my bigger water testing kit in first, and see what all the #’s are, but what do I look for to show a finished cycle? I don’t want to order $100 in shrimp then have them all die on me! I also want to add a small group of nano fish once my shrimp are established. Danky808 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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