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Old 12-14-2014, 06:19 PM   #1
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New 55 gallon reef tank

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This is my soon to be reef tank...
It is 7 days into the cycling period I just have the ECO wp25 wave maker and aqueon heater running...
I have 20 pounds of black CaribSea live aragonite reef sand and about 60 pounds of rock because some of the rocks are pretty dense but some are also very pourus...
My measurements are... Ph- 8.2, Ammonia- .50, Nitrite- 2.0, Nitrate- .40
Tomorrow I plan on doing a water change and putting 30 more pounds of the same kind of sand...
Do you think I will be able to add my first fish by the end of the month?


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Old 12-14-2014, 06:23 PM   #2
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I also ordered the reef octopus classic 100 HOB protein skimmer so I am waiting for that and I will hook it up


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Old 12-15-2014, 02:15 AM   #3
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This doesn't answer any of your questions - but the shape of that aquarium is just beautiful! I can just imagine the wonderful aquascaping opportunities!
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I don't think you need to do water changes during the cycle! If the rock water dry then end of month would be pretty quick!


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I recently realized how hard aquascaping is... I had to try so many different ways to put the rocks but this is the one that stuck with me... I know patience is a virtue in this hobby so I don't mind waiting... I have to get some more sand today so I might end up getting some live rock to seed


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Old 12-15-2014, 08:51 PM   #6
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Oh ya scraping can be trying! Just finished my cycle on my new 100! Drive a person crazy


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Old 12-15-2014, 08:57 PM   #7
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Isn't true that the larger the tank is the longer you have to cycle?


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Old 12-15-2014, 09:03 PM   #8
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I don't think so! If your rock is dry it will take 6-8 weeks to be ready! Mine is on 7 weeks! Will link it with my 40 gal system tonight then off to the races!


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Old 12-15-2014, 09:06 PM   #9
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Wow good luck... I saw your tank it looks pretty awesome


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Old 12-15-2014, 09:15 PM   #10
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Thanks I can't wait to fill
My 100😊! After the nightmare of a basement sump it is finally ready!


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