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Old 07-04-2011, 03:17 AM   #231
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Still adding salt, it's mixing pretty well. Temp is coming up.
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:12 AM   #232
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I looked. I'm just still not up to speed. Kinda bummed still......

You are making alot of prgress, youre almost there
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:09 AM   #233
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Anybody know how much ammonia I should add? I've read bout doing it two diferent ways so I'm kinda lost. Or would it just be better to go buy a raw shimp from the grocery store?
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:26 AM   #234
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I like the ammonia method myself. I don't know how much your supposed to add though, I added by teaspoons and kept testing until it hit over 4ppm. I eneded up way overdosing and it still came out ok.

Theres an article on here somewhere with the exact dosing.

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Old 07-04-2011, 10:32 AM   #235
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I found this post in another forum when I googled it.

2 Ammonia methods of cycling your fishless tank
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:35 AM   #236
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What salt does everyone use and why? I'm gonna be out of salt when I do my first pwc and I want to get the "right" stuff. I'll start.

I have Instant Ocean Sea Salt. Why--because that's what the LFS said I needed.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:40 AM   #237
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There are so many opinions on salt it isnt funny. I started with regular I/O and now use I/O reef crystals. I like my salt ok, just havent had a chance to try others yet. It's one of those preference things lol
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:02 AM   #238
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Hi Buffy,
I'm using IO reef crystals too now and I also have about half a box of Tropic Marin left. I didn't find much of a difference between the two except IO reef gives me a much higher CA reading and costs less.
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:02 PM   #239
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Awesome, I want to use reef crystals for sure because of Calcium. (Only cause I read it. Haven't researched it yet). I need a test kit for Calcium, Phosphate and probably other stuff.

What do you guys keep your Salinity at? I'm reading between 1.025 and 1.027, so I was gonna shoot for 1.026.

Also once my tank is cycled, how do I keep it "Fish/Coral Ready", Depends on my schedule when I can make my first order. Then do I do a fish first or some kind of clean up crew first or do I do them together?

Also lastly (for now) I need a basic QT Tank. I believe need (only have the tank):

1 10 Gallon Tank
1 heater
1 filter - what one/kind?
Lights - Are basic run of mill ok?
Subtrate?
Rock?

Some kind of acclimation set-up - what do I need for that?
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I keep my salinity at 1.025, I believe natural sea water is at 1.0265.

You wont need a light for the qt I wouldnt think.

For acclimation I get little painters buckets, like 1/2 g ones and out the fish/invert in there and then add the tank water t that.
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