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Old 01-15-2012, 03:12 PM   #1781
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I'm hoping I'm only raising it once a week. I'm going to zip tie them to the lower chain which should allow me to raise and lower without unzipping and rezipping. I have time tied together already but hadn't thought of tieing them to the rope. That will bring them forward which should stop the angling. Thank you.
I really meant the ability to vary the light intensity. But getting to the tank is also a good thing!
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:26 PM   #1782
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I didn't even think of the varying the amount of light, that's pretty helpful.
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:30 PM   #1783
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Yep it will help with intensity also, because when you replace bulbs, the intensity is dramatic to the corals, so this way I can raise it some and over a couple weeks lower it back.

Got side tracked, but just got done rinsing all the sand and putting it back in the 75. I think I'm gonna have to do a mini cycle before I put the corals and fish in because the rock is going to be exposed to air and the sand too. I have to shift the sand over so I can "mop" up the water that went in with the sand. I don't want tap water in their but I'm not wasting ro/di water to rinse.

Wish I didn't have to work cause tomorrow is gonna be a *itch. I know I won't be online tomorrow nor will I do anything when I get home as I will be too stressed to do anything.

I have a long week at work ahead of me so I will probably not make much progress til thursday night. I always say I hate plumbing but have I yet said I hate dayshift during the week too. Grrrr.

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Old 01-17-2012, 08:46 PM   #1784
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Tank Cycling?

I am wondering....if I take the majority of my rock out of my 55, put it in the 75 with no water so I can get it situated, how much of a cycle and die off would I have?

Anyone got any ideas?
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Not too much I would think.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:02 PM   #1786
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Almost none. It touches the air very little.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:34 PM   #1787
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Well I'm thinking it will be in the air more like a couple of hours. I wanted to keep the water out of the 75 cause trying to arrange rock in cloudy water ends up taking so long. End up taking too many breaks til it clears up and can see to do more.

Still think it will be little to no cycle?
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Well I'm thinking it will be in the air more like a couple of hours. I wanted to keep the water out of the 75 cause trying to arrange rock in cloudy water ends up taking so long. End up taking too many breaks til it clears up and can see to do more.

Still think it will be little to no cycle?
I'd say about a weeks worth.
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It really all depends on how much rock and how much bacteria is already on the tank. If you put 10 pounds of rock into a 50 gal tank that's been established for 2 yrs with 75 pounds of Rock already in it, it's going to take a lot less time than a few month old tank with less rock in it.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:33 PM   #1790
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OK I'll go with a week if it's exposed too long, of course I'll test to be sure. But I'm thinking since I don't want to wait a week, I'll just make the there are some good spots right off the bat for my critters, then pile it in and rearrange a little at a time from there instead of worry about trying to aquascape it all at once and then have it cycle.

Don't mind me............I'll get the hang of this yet

I'm still going to test my parameters frequently just to be sure and I'll have my 55 with some water that will match with a couple pieces of rock in it so it doesn't cycle til I'm sure it's either not going to cycle or it's done. Then I can haul the 55 out from my living floor and put it on my "old" stand in my bedroom.

Sounds like a plan to me lol
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