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Old 03-08-2009, 12:28 AM   #21
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Oh, I also need to add process I took before adding all the LR with Frog Spawns and Mushrooms. I took about half of the LR without much life first and added them to my tank. About 100lbs were in my tanks for about 2 weeks, and today I added the rest of the LR. They seem fine so far and I'll be getting a Calc tester tomorrow and start monitoring the Calc levels.

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Old 03-08-2009, 01:24 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by ScotJ View Post
No idea.

The water in the tank consists of 50g of water from the previous owner, live sand which I'd rinses repeatidly (also from the old tank) and 140g of new water that I'd mixed up on my own.

There hasn't been anythingin the tank at all other than the plant in my sump.
Ahh... I see where the ammonia source is now. When used sand gets reused, a lot of the nasties that were trapped down deep get released - even if it's rinsed well. That probably kicked the cycle off.

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amonia, ick, level

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