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Old 08-01-2009, 01:02 PM   #61
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Sure is IMO. Add another 1 or 2 and see if you get similar results. It is possible that your rock was well cured or close to it before you added it. The same thing happened when I started the 20G and I started it over after I saw good parameters after about 2 weeks. It took another week to prove it and make me comfortable. If you get the same thing relatively quickly it will be time to do a water change and start stocking.
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:20 PM   #62
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I put a shrimp in the tank attached to an algae clip not even 3 days ago, and it's gone except for a small portion of it's shell.

Water tests indicate no ammonia, maybe trace amounts of nitrite, it's hard to tell if it's above 0. and about 10 ppm nitrate.

I guess I'm going to do a PWC and start stocking.......
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:25 PM   #63
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adding slowly of course, my stocking list as of current is hoping to be similar to...

1 blue hippo
1 yellow tang
1-2 clowns
4-6 chromis
a couple various shrimp
various snails/worms
and various other inverts in time.

I'm thinking I should add the chromis first, Even though the tank is "cycled..." I'm not just super comfortable with it.
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:25 PM   #64
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now comes the fun part!
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:26 PM   #65
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yeah definitely add the chromis first
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:30 PM   #66
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My apologies for not mentioning this before, I thought I had. But when I first started my tank cycle I dosed a whole bottle of "Nutrafin cycle" 120ml.

Cured rock and this supplement are the only two explanations for this fast of a cycle. I'm not really convinced that any of these cycle supplements actually add any bacteria, but I guess the results mean whatever it does, it works. Maybe it adds something besides ammonia, something that the bacteria really thrive on, like vitamins or something lol.

Or, I could have been shipped completely cured rock and this supplement did nothing... oh the variables...

who knows. I think I'm gonna give the tank another couple days then see if I can find some chromis.
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sounds like a plan!
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:41 PM   #68
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I'm thinking about plumbing a 10g nano with a small powerhead into my whole setup, setting it right above my sump on either a shelf build into the stand, or a platform that I'll build to go over the left side of my sump. I could put a clown in there with some frags or something.

ideas are never ending.
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a little frag tank. yeah that would work
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and now for the diatoms...
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