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Old 01-30-2013, 11:51 PM   #31
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Got half of my water tonight! the rest tomorrow.

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Old 01-31-2013, 10:06 PM   #32
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Here's a shot with all the water. I'm just waiting for the water to clear now. I have the canister filter running and the extra HOB filter for some extra water movement until I get a power head. I also want to upgrade to a protein skimmer sooner rather than later. I have both a 300 w and a 200 w heater running at the moment. Waiting for accurate temp readings. I will post my parameters tomorrow. I don't have much live rock yet, so that's still to come. Update tomorrow!



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I'm about to test my parameters, then I will post them.

The water cleared a little bit, here's a picture. I'm waiting to aquascape when I have more rock. Will moving the rocks around during my cycle affect anything?



Edit, I forgot to add that I have an aerator to add surface movement.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:09 PM   #34
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Ammonia: 1.0 ppm
Nitrite: between 0 and .25 ppm. I couldn't get an exact reading for some reason.
Nitrates: 5 ppm

Is this normal? The ammonia is from dead bristle worms.

This is my first time cycling a SW aquarium.
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Anyone know about my parameters?
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How long has it been cycling?
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How long has it been cycling?
That test was taken the morning after I put water in and turned everything on. I figure I have another month-month and a half left, right? I just want to make sure i'm not slowing down the process anyway (other than not having much live rock.)
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Yes its normal. Takes about 6-8 weeks to cycle
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Okay. Great! Thank you! Do you think I need to add more ammonia for bacteria to feed on?
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