Is My Tank Ready For Shrimp?

  • Thread starter

Snailwhisperer

Valued Member
Messages
125
Reaction score
30
Points
28
Experience
2 years
I have a 55 gal which I have been doing a fishless cycle. It now processing about 3ppm of ammonia a day. It has 0 ppm ammonia this evening, 2-5ppm nitrite and 40-80ppm nitrate. I also moved some filter media from an established tank today.

I have some shrimp, snails, and plants arriving tomorrow. Can I do a large water change and put some snails in this tank? Do I need to wait? Am I close?

If tank is not ready: Is putting in 2-3ppm of ammonia a day the right thing to do without snails?
 

Oliver T.

Valued Member
Messages
357
Reaction score
58
Points
63
Experience
5 years
40-80 ppm is till to much, it has to be zero
 

Professor Catfish

New Member
Messages
39
Reaction score
19
Points
8
Experience
1 year
That would surely give them quite the nitrate shock, it's best to wait it out. Can't wait to have me some new shrimps.
 
Toggle Sidebar

Aquarium Calculator

Aquarium Photo Contests

Follow FishLore!





Top Bottom