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New planted tank - cycling and shrimp question!

GingerNinja

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Hi everyone,

I've just planted up my 140l tank. I'm using a fluval 307 filter which was on the previous tank and have kept the media 'dirty'. Roughly how long should I wait before I add fish?

I was going to do 50% water changes every other day for a couple of weeks then go to once a week.

Could I add my cherry shrimp and a few snails early to speed things along?

Thanks in advance!


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Nick potts

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Shrimps generally are a lot more sensitive than fish so I personally wouldn't add them first. As for the fish, for me, it would be 4 weeks minimum but I am sure others would disagree.
 

John q

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I'm using a fluval 307 filter which was on the previous tank and have kept the media 'dirty'.
Not sure what kept "dirty"means; if the filter was taken straight off your old tank, as in went from a cycled tank and straight on to the new tank? Then the filter would still have been cycled and should be able to manage a similar bio load.

If the media went for any period of time without a food and oxygen source then I'd probably follow the advice above from Nick.
 

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