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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Bioload question

I've got a cycled, 3-month-old Fluval spec 2 with 3 or 4 snails (bladder and trumpet) and one rili shrimp (LFS had only one).
My question is this. I'm planning to ad 10 or so more rili shrimps, but I'm wondering if I add them all at once, will it overload the biofilter from the difference in bioload? I'm probably have to order them online, so I'll have to add them at once.

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10 should be fine.
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Should, but I would have some changing water prepared and check the ammonia
for a couple of days after you put them in there.
People have had dozens in ten g tanks but the pop grew in there and the bacteria did
as it happened.

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