Monkeypoint Posted April 10 Share Posted April 10 I'm getting my 10 gallon RCS shrimp only tank setup. So far, I've added substrate (mostly inert black sand and about half a 4 lb bag of Stratum I had left over). I've been running it for about 24 hours with an Aqueon HOB carbon filled filter to allow the tank to clear up faster. Meanwhile, I have filter media from my other tank that's been seeding for about 3 months in addition to 2 sponge filters I plan to use (one is a sponge air filter, the other is an intake tube cover so shrimp don't get sucked up). I'm also adding some hardscape and plants from the older tank. So, my question: should I still wait a week or longer to add shrimp, or would it be safe to add them after I have all of the old bacteria-rich media in place? If I don't add anything right away, won't the old bacteria die off from lack of anything to convert? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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