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Old 01-08-2012, 06:15 PM   #971
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Turn ob filter, but not skimmer, the skimmer removes dissolved organics, which are whats feeding your cycle
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:22 PM   #972
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Turn ob filter, but not skimmer, the skimmer removes dissolved organics, which are whats feeding your cycle
Oh, got it. Just the filter.
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:19 PM   #973
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Looking good! I like my Xenia a lot. It is such an attractive piece that gets everyones attention and proves that corals are living.
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Looking good! I like my Xenia a lot. It is such an attractive piece that gets everyones attention and proves that corals are living.
Does yours like move alot? Do the hands move?
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I definitely would not go with a twelve hour light cycle thru the cycle. You are going to have major algae. That's pretty much the max anyone should use, and most don't. I think the reason people don't cycle their tank with the lights is that its kinda counter productive to establishing your bb. Instead of feeding your bacteria your feeding your algae.
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Since he said lights were subpar i would suggest longer on time, and if algae becomes an issue cut back
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:19 AM   #977
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Does yours like move alot? Do the hands move?
Yep theyre always pumping.
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Yep theyre always pumping.
Sick!! I love that look.

Maybe ill keep them on for say 10-11 hours. How will i know if the major algea is regular, or if its my lights?
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Ok, guys help!

I put the 2 shrimp in there, and it smells bad. I dont care about it much but my parents do. But we also only have 2 lbs of live rock, which would take forever to cycle the tank!

What do i do!!?

They just took out the shrimp.
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Get some pure ammonia???
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