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re-cycling tank

  • 15-03-2017 11:09am
    Registered Users Posts: 127 ✭✭ Midlife crisis man

    I have a Nano tank that previously held Minnows. They died a couple of weeks ago and I'm planning on stocking the tank with shrimp next. Since the minnows died I've been adding small bits of fish food to the tank to keep it right but should I start the cycling process over again for the shrimp and get new filter material or just test the water and go from there?


  • Registered Users Posts: 20 Kar_M

    Any ideas why the minnows died? If you think their might be a little nasty something living in the filter I would get new media and start from scratch, but that is just me.

    If you think it might be a water parameter/equipment issue I'd be inclined to keep adding a little bit of flake and keeping monitoring Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, pH and temp (maybe check gh/kh...just in case something funky happened with your supply). Oh, I would also check that all testing solutions are in date and have not expired

    If you think it might be none of those things maybe get 1 or 2 shrimp and see how they get on?

    That would be my train of thought...but maybe others on here have better ideas

    Good luck!