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Old 04-23-2012, 08:37 PM   #1
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28 Gallon JBJ Nano Cube Start Up

Just setup my new Nano it's the CF version mainly going to keep fish with some basic corals eventually. 26 lbs live rock InTank media basket with floss, chemi, and purigen.

Now I tried the raw shrimp cycle method which I dropped in the tank Saturday morning and it has been decaying pretty well. Tested today

Temp 79
Salinity 1.023
PH 8.0
Ammonia 0-.25
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 0
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:26 PM   #2
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Looking good so far.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:27 AM   #3
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Thanks it's getting there
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Diatoms have started to appear on sand and live rock. Good sign?
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:17 PM   #5
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It is but if i were u i wud turn off the lights until cycle is done to prevent algae, since u dont have any livestock.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:42 PM   #6
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Mr. rY thanks for the info what are the next steps? When should I test again?
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:44 PM   #7
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If u still have the shrimp in the tank, let it stay there until u get 4ppm of ammon, test it daily if u want to see the progress of the cycle
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Shrimp is still in tank almost completely decomposed
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:02 PM   #9
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Test it again, what test kit r u using?
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