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    millions of tiny bubbles

    Hi Again. Ok I have just millions of teeny tiny bubbles and some medium sized ones everywhere. The bigger ones are bouncing around in the tank but the teeny ones seem to stick to the sides on the glass.

    There is a pump/filter and a powerhead going, which probably makes the bubbles but I don't really remember seeing bubbles like this on other tanks, should I wipe down the sides or something?

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    actually the whole tank is filled with thousands of teeny tiny bubbles. There's 2 raw shrimp(jumbo) in there (
    well now the're cooked and rotten and stinking""") should I take the shrimp out are they causing the bubbles?

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    yes.. remove the shrimps.
    the tiny bubbles are most likely oxygen bubbles created by either algae or protein skimmer if you got one.
    since you started the cycle.. its most likely cyano bacteria.

    Cyanobacteria is a major producer of the world's oxygen.
    its actually being studied alot in labs accross the world as a source of fuel etc for life on other planets as well as our survival on this one.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanobacteria

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Thanks, I have removed the shrimp and put in the little bit of live rock that I had in a styrofoam box with salt water (only have about 4 lbs). Now the ammonia is starting to come down, there are some nitrite and also some nitrates, so I figure it is slowly getting there. It's been about 10 days now.

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    its the normal process.. this can take anywhere from a few weeks to 1-2months. :b2:

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    so you don't currently have all the LR in the tank??


    it would be best and quickest to cycle the tank while curing the LR. the curing process will provide the tank with everything it needs to cycle and makes sure your biological filter is established early.


    you can continue the way you're going, just be aware that you will cause another nutrient spike / cycle when you add the LR.

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    Thanks. No I donít have all the live rock I need in, however the rock I am able to buy is already cured so hope that will be ok. The bubbles are subsiding now. I think I will make a new thread about where I am now since quite a bit has changed. Not that Iím having a problem but it would be nice to be able to track back my progress if I have a problem later.

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