Is My Tank Ready For Shrimp?

Discussion in 'Shrimps and Crabs' started by Snailwhisperer, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Snailwhisperer

    SnailwhispererValued MemberMember

    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?
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018
  2. Oliver T.

    Oliver T.Valued MemberMember

    40-80 ppm is till to much, it has to be zero
  3. Professor Catfish

    Professor CatfishNew MemberMember

    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.