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Old 06-06-2012, 03:05 AM   #11
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Nice! How far along are you on your cycle?
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:54 AM   #12
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Nice! How far along are you on your cycle?
Well yesterday morning ammonia was at 1ppm. All I've done I'd put two cubes of mysis shrimp in a media bag, I did that monday. I have no live rock though, just base., I may end up getting since today
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:41 PM   #13
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Well yesterday morning ammonia was at 1ppm. All I've done I'd put two cubes of mysis shrimp in a media bag, I did that monday. I have no live rock though, just base., I may end up getting since today
Sounds good. You just need a few lbs of live rock to help seed.
Obviously the more the better, but it'll all become live over time.

If you're only at 1ppm ammonia you're going to need more. A raw uncooked shrimp or two will help, or a couple more cubes of mysis.
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Sounds good. You just need a few lbs of live rock to help seed.
Obviously the more the better, but it'll all become live over time.

If you're only at 1ppm ammonia you're going to need more. A raw uncooked shrimp or two will help, or a couple more cubes of mysis.
Just got back from my lfs, got 3lbs of live rock, and some pure ammonia!
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:14 PM   #15
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Nice! Pure ammonia is the easiest way to go. Use small amounts. A few drops goes a long way.
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:22 PM   #16
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Nice! Pure ammonia is the easiest way to go. Use small amounts. A few drops goes a long way.
That's my feelings too!

Hopefully you know more about lights than me, so do you think 4 x 24w bulbs would be enough light? 2 x actinic 2 x 10000k.
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Your lighting depends on what kind of corals (if any) you want to keep. SPS, LPS, Softies, Clams, Anenomes?
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Your lighting depends on what kind of corals (if any) you want to keep. SPS, LPS, Softies, Clams, Anenomes?
I do want corals, I really like zoas, I'm not gonna lie, I don't know a whole lot about corals, so lps and sps don't mean a whole lot to me.. I do know what they stand for though. Haha

I guess this would be easier. Would that light set up allow me to keep zoas, or anything for that matter?
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With a 4 bulb T5 fixture, you can handle zoas easy. You're probably going to be ok with some types of LPS maybe higher up the rock work. Maybe a few easy SPS at the highest level of your rock. Clams aren't happening. Anemones might work at the highest part of your rock as well.
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With a 4 bulb T5 fixture, you can handle zoas easy. You're probably going to be ok with some types of LPS maybe higher up the rock work. Maybe a few easy SPS at the highest level of your rock. Clams aren't happening. Anemones might work at the highest part of your rock as well.
Okay great! Not too interested in clams anyways.

So pretty much zoas, and lower light lps and sps higher up on the rock? And possibly a lower light anemone on my tallest rock. Sounds good to me!
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