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Old 11-29-2012, 10:20 AM   #731
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I see you started the cycle. Congrats lol. What's the plan with the lighting?
Yeah man lol um well I just gotta save up a few bucks and then I'll buy em one at a time
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:14 AM   #732
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Day 2 Ammo- .25ppm
Nitrite - .25ppm
Nitrate - 20-40ppm...

If my rock has die off can't this be messing with my results?? Bc I'm pretty sure my numbers shouldn't b this high already
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:38 AM   #733
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Some cycles are like that. It's a mystery but you seem to be getting a proper cycle. The first thing I'd add would be a small light in the sump and some cheato. It may sound strange but if you can establish some early it'll help reduce nitrates. You can get a 10w waterproof LED daylight floodlight off of eBay for about $15 or use a cheap workshop style cone reflector and a CFL daylight from Lowes. It's the least expensive part of the system to upgrade but could save you some salt later on if it's sucking nitrates.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:27 PM   #734
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Some cycles are like that. It's a mystery but you seem to be getting a proper cycle. The first thing I'd add would be a small light in the sump and some cheato. It may sound strange but if you can establish some early it'll help reduce nitrates. You can get a 10w waterproof LED daylight floodlight off of eBay for about $15 or use a cheap workshop style cone reflector and a CFL daylight from Lowes. It's the least expensive part of the system to upgrade but could save you some salt later on if it's sucking nitrates.
Well that's good news I'm gonna go out over the weekend and pick up a light and chaeto.. maybe just get a dinky work light from Lowes or something
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:02 PM   #735
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Ammo .50ppm
Nitrite .25ppm
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:43 PM   #736
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Going good! Still got a ways to go! I think I'm on week 2 of my cycle and its getting close
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:45 PM   #737
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Going good! Still got a ways to go! I think I'm on week 2 of my cycle and its getting close
Lol yeah well I have time.. I still don't even have a light for my tank :/
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Well patience is good... I wish I had some haha
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:10 PM   #739
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Well patience is good... I wish I had some haha
Lol yeah I've learned to be patient.. only problem is... now that I've waited too long, the lights r gonna cost me $190 each instead of $150 lol and I need 2 of them!
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:27 PM   #740
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You could still split the purchase though. Just stock corals on one side until you by the other sides light
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