How Much Cuttlebone For 2 Gallon Jar?

Discussion in 'pH' started by oOturquoiseOo, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. oOturquoiseOoWell Known MemberMember

    I have to raise the pH in my 2 gallon jar to get the cycle going :/ I have a whole cuttlebone in my 66 gallon tank and it's perfect. How much should I put in 2 gallon jar? I have it planted and plan to add 3-5 shrimp when it's cycled.
     
  2. meyowmeowValued MemberMember

    Probably could put about 1/4 tsp right in your filter or just mix under the substrate :)
     
  3. oOturquoiseOoWell Known MemberMember

    Awesome! Thank you :)
     
  4. saketValued MemberMember

  5. oOturquoiseOoWell Known MemberMember

    Thank you :)

    I could if I had that available to me. Unfortunately, I live in rural Newfoundland and it's not easy for me to just go get something I might need :( My parents picked up the cuttlebones for me when they were out of town last. Ordering things online takes way too long :(
     
  6. saketValued MemberMember

    ohh okay hope your ph increases best of luck :)
     
  7. oOturquoiseOoWell Known MemberMember

    Thank you :)

    It helped my 66 gallon so much! The pH went to 7.2 from 6 and the nitrogen cycle finished in about 2 days after stalling for more than a month.

    The jar is going to get a big overhaul today. Hopefully it'll be shrimp ready in a few weeks.
     
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