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Old 06-19-2014, 06:10 PM   #101
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Cycle Started - Day 1

Finally....got it wet and filters going. Today starts day one of the cycle....got my shrimp in to get the ammonia going, tomorrow will be adding a piece of live rock to seed the rest of the rock after testing the salinity and temp. Wanted to wait 24 hours first.

The light is the stock light that came with the tank....do not like it at all, but wanted to light it up to see how things looked so far. Hopefully by next week I will be able to get a hanger and then will get my LED's up on it.



Once it clears up more I will tank another pic and see if I can get a full shot with the stand also.

Once the cycle is done I will be transferring more live rock in from the 10g along with a second power head.
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:18 PM   #102
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Since it's an upgrade you can just transfer everything over now, and the rock will already be able too support that bioload. It will also spread the bacteria, but do no harm because the bacteria population can handle your fish from the 10..
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:23 PM   #103
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Since it's an upgrade you can just transfer everything over now, and the rock will already be able too support that bioload. It will also spread the bacteria, but do no harm because the bacteria population can handle your fish from the 10..
Really? Even though this is new rock and new water? To be honest, I wasn't able to get enough RO/DI and had to use some conditioned water with it. I am hoping by this time next month I will be able to get my RO/DI system from BRS. I so wanted it now but the money ran out lol.
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Really? Even though this is new rock and new water? To be honest, I wasn't able to get enough RO/DI and had to use some conditioned water with it. I am hoping by this time next month I will be able to get my RO/DI system from BRS. I so wanted it now but the money ran out lol.

You have to transfer all your existing rock though. Without exposing it too air. I was surprised that nobody has told you that yet.
It's what I did when I went from a 20 --> 55 and I had no problems. We'll except for Marine Velvet ATM.

Don't worry about the tap water. I've used plenty of it in my tanks and never had a problem. Mine is ridiculously clean compared to most though, and I still have filters on the house.
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You have to transfer all your existing rock though. Without exposing it too air. I was surprised that nobody has told you that yet.
It's what I did when I went from a 20 --> 55 and I had no problems. We'll except for Marine Velvet ATM.

Don't worry about the tap water. I've used plenty of it in my tanks and never had a problem. Mine is ridiculously clean compared to most though, and I still have filters on the house.
Wow...I had no idea! No I haven't been told that, but at the same time I never asked either lol.

I thought since everything was new I had to start a new hard cycle. Woot, loving that I can do this. But I want my LED's first hehee. Maybe I can hit the store on the way home tomorrow and get the hangers. Hate to say it but this stock light "SUCKS!"
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Lookin good! Can't wait to see it stocked
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Lookin good! Can't wait to see it stocked
Thanks 10g...me too
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Get some conduit and bend it, mount it to the stand and well-ah!
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Get some conduit and bend it, mount it to the stand and well-ah!
Was thinking about that as well. Need to take measurements and see which would work out best.
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Dave, how's the set-up going?
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