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Old 10-03-2013, 01:58 AM   #11
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When the LFS tests the water they can't tell if it's from a cycled tank or not. All they will know is if the tank has levels of ammonia, nitrite, or nitrate in it. While they should have asked about the tank cycle; it's common for them to avoid it. These kind of things happens very very frequently in fresh water where people will let their new tank water sit for a day, bring it in to be tested, and the leave the store with a full load of fish.
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A very coon mistake people make is the thought of " well since my newly established tank water is showing 0 trites and 0 trates, it means im ready for fish"... How is a tank supposed to cycle when you just leave it sitting there empty with no source of ammonia?? Lol
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A very coon mistake people make is the thought of " well since my newly established tank water is showing 0 trites and 0 trates, it means im ready for fish"... How is a tank supposed to cycle when you just leave it sitting there empty with no source of ammonia?? Lol
Source of ammonia? I dont understand can you explain?lol
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Source of ammonia ? I dont understand can you explain? Lol
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:35 AM   #15
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In the fish hobby, sw or fw, a full "cycling" of a new tank needs to be accomplished before adding fish. Since the nitrogen cycle is fueled by ammonia, and theres no natural source of onia in a new tank (its fishless) you need to provide a source of ammonia. Dead shrimp and pure ammonia are 2 examples.
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Oh ok i see...thanks
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:45 PM   #17
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I believe ur tank is not fully cycled and u shouldn't be adding so many things after a week
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:11 PM   #18
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If you search, there are articles all over the Net that explain how the nitrogen cycle works. It is important to understand how this all happens and its not terribly difficult to understand either. Like was already pointed out, you can't just throw rock and sand in some saltwater get the beneficial bacteria that you need. It starts with ammonia and once everything is established, it needs ammonia to continue. Thankfully, your fish will provide that once things are rolling.
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Should i get a regular tap water filter for adding and making water changes to my saltwater tank or a RO/DI system ? Thx
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Should i get a regular tap water filter for adding and making water changes to my saltwater tank or a RO/DI system ? Thx
A regular tap water filter ( like a brita filter) isnt designed to bring tap water TDS ( total dissolved solids) to 0. A rodi unit will not only bring your tds to zero (100% pure water) but will also de-ionize it) www.bulkreefsupply.com has several models of ro/ rodi units and they are decently priced. Id recommend the 4-stage value plus model, not only do you get the dual-inline TDS meter, but you get a pressure gauge,membrane flush kit, and auto shutoff valve built in already.
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