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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Quick help!! Instant cycling a tank for shrimp!

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My friends red cherry shrimp tank just sprung a leak and he doesnt have an extra tank to put them in at the moment. I told him i would set up a small tank for him so his shrimp dont die. Whats the fastest way to set this tank up so that his shrimp wont die?

I poured some filter mulm into the new tank, and put some stability in the tank as well. Its only a 1.5 gallon tank but he only has about 10 shrimp or so left.

When is the soonest that you guys would recommend putting the shrimp in?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 09:40 PM
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Put them in a tank with gravel or barebottom, they'll be fine with a sponge filter or the filter from his leaky tank
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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his filter dried out, thats why i just threw the mulm from one of my tanks in there. Should that be sufficient?
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10 shrimp aren't going to produce much waste. Bung some easy/floating plants in and keep the feeding to a minimum and they should be fine.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-11-2011, 12:29 AM
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Shrimps themselves have very low bioloads so you should be fine wih mulm. Try to salvage plants as stated above or decorations. Even substrate will contain helpful bacteria
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