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Old 10-05-2014, 12:41 AM   #1
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New biocube 29 g

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After recently losing my 55 gal planted tank i have decided to venture in to a saltwater reef tank setup has only been running for about a week. Any advice and tips would be great. I know the advice here will be just as plentiful as on the fresh planted side.

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Old 10-05-2014, 06:17 AM   #2
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Nice looking scape! As to tips and advice, most of us could spend hours spouting different things... was there anything a bit more specific you were wondering about?
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Old 10-05-2014, 10:33 AM   #3
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Ae for right now im just waiting on the tank to cycle . Its been up for a wk now andnsitting on .25 amonia 9 trites and trates for the last five days. I have 44lb of LR and 20lb of LS. What is thw usual amount of time before you start to see a spike in trites and trates. I gusse my only other question is what would be a good cleaner crew for this size tank.



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My trites and trates are 0 not 9 lol


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With 0 on both trites and trates means 0 bacteria. Did you put a raw shrimp to start with? May need another week before you see some sign of spike and you can turn off your light for now and do not use any filter. You should have seed the tank with at least a few pounds of cured LR.
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Old 10-05-2014, 11:21 AM   #6
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I sure did after like 4 days i havent been able to find where it went

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Another question just hit the biocube uses 2 36w PCF one actinc and one 10k is this going to be enought to grow corals when the time comes or should i start planning for a retrofit.

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I would say just just a little bit more patience.
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That's exactly the same light I had on my 29 gal bio cube. They are pretty strong and just watch out for the white cause you will expect algae bloom if you turn it on for too long. It can support sps but quite expensive in the long run since you have to replace the bulbs within a year. I now use LED fixture.
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I sure did after like 4 days i havent been able to find where it went

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Must have fell on the floor and was consumed by your pet lol
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