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Fishless Cycle with dried shrimp(crushed)

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Hello :smile2:

I just started cycling my 5 gallon tank with dried shrimps. (Crushed)

Day 2, Ammonia spike. The water is cloudy.

Day 6, The water is still cloudy and the ammonia is off the charts.

I added 4 tsps of dried shrimp on Day 1.

Has the cycle stopped? Or is it just stalling?

I don't mind stalling because I am in no hurry to complete the cycle as my nitrite kit is still on the way. (I ordered it online)
Am I supposed to do a partial water change? Or will it the bacteria colony settle down eventually?

Thank you :smile2:
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