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    I'm a perpetual amateur but I think the Purigen might be overkill on a new tank that you're trying to get properly cycled and stabilized. It might be removing stuff that is beneficial to get it cycled. Get some biological filtration media in your filter and do regular water changes and treat with prime.

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    I'm a perpetual amateur but I think the Purigen might be overkill on a new tank that you're trying to get properly cycled and stabilized. It might be removing stuff that is beneficial to get it cycled. Get some biological filtration media in your filter and do regular water changes and treat with prime.
    The more reading I've done into it the more I agree with this. Though we do have shrimp in there now with nowhere to offload them to so we're going to keep it in our filter as a stop-gap while we finish this current cycle.

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    If you get a quarantine box, shrimp can often be fine in there.

    But they do like eating off the canister filter floss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Shades View Post
    If you get a quarantine box, shrimp can often be fine in there.

    But they do like eating off the canister filter floss.
    I second this. I have a Marina Breeder box that an airline hooks up to. The box hangs on the outside and the airline hooks into an intake in the tank to provide constant flow from the tank to the box and back to the tank. I have housed shrimp in one of those for over a month while waiting for another tank to cycle and they were fine, I threw some moss in there for them to pick off of.

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    I know this is a late reply but there is really never any need to use aquatic livestock to cycle.

    Any source of protein will decay and turn to ammonia. Nitrification bacteria seed is very easy to obtain; moist garden soil will have it. Put some moist garden soil into a jar with aged water. Stir vigorously for a couple of minutes and wait for a few minutes, then pour in the clear top part.

    Cycling is an extremely simple process and is very natural and easy.

    The enemy of the newbie is impatience.

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