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Old 03-27-2010, 12:21 PM   #11
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Anytime you add new LR to a tank, you'll see a cycle. Depending on how much you add will relate to how big of one you'll get.
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:27 AM   #12
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If the LR isn't cured you might see a mini-cycle so leave it fishless for two weeks and just keep testing I reckon. For sites on coral:
- Matt Richards' aquacultured coral
Just scroll down and on the left there is a list of coral retailers. I've ordered from this guy and he was very good.
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:06 AM   #13
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Ok. So got my lights today, The two 175w MH, 15k.

I ended up screwing the two reflectors together, Worked well.

Suspended them and let them rip, Very happy with the colour, Will not know fully what it looks like under corals and what not but looks better then the 20k 250w i think.

Also got the sand in the tank.
I sold my 55G this week, So i should have all my equitment, water and rock in there hopefully this weekend.



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This is how deep the lights penetrated the sand with no water in it, Pretty good imo.



Let me know what you think. Obveserly the cables and reflectors will be neatened up in due time.

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Old 04-05-2010, 06:24 AM   #14
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Did you put the sand in before the water? Cause that's gonna make your tank wicked cloudy for a few days. Looks good though.
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:12 PM   #15
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Did you put the sand in before the water? Cause that's gonna make your tank wicked cloudy for a few days. Looks good though.
just be sure when yuo put water in that you do it slowly and put a plate on the sand so the water only hits the plate and slowly flows off and it wont make the tank cloudy
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:18 AM   #17
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Yeah, Put the sand in before. All good, Because i plan to put the water in, Let it settle over a week and then add rock. If not, I'll do what yetee said.

Water should be in this week, So i'll let you know how i go.
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Another cycle will depend on the the status of the new rock. If more than the old and uncured, you'll likley see a small cycle. If cured or base rock, likely no cycle will occur. Just keep the ammonia test kit ready.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:55 PM   #19
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Yeah it will all be cured LR. I need to get my two fish in there asap, So i'll test each day and have water changing tools on standby.

UPDATE: Getting my skimmer Friday i think, A Aqua Medic Turboflotor 1000 MultiSL Protein Skimmer. And should be getting my Resun 15000LPH powerhead on Friday too.

Water and Rock may go in today if i get moving.


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Yo that tank is so nice! Only.. what's with the clear overflow? lol.. Just wondering..
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