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Old 09-01-2016, 03:18 PM   #1
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Ready to cycle?

SO today I went and picked up supplies to get MY saltwater tank Started. Just wanted to check with you all to make sure I got everything to begin the Cycle. SO I got a 75gal tank, 4 bags of live sand, A Filter, A heater, refractometer, Aqua vitro seed, 63 pounds of Live rock and saltwater.

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Old 09-01-2016, 04:18 PM   #2
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Sounds good to me,
I'm assuming you have test kits as well to follow your progress on your cycle.


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Sounds like a great start. Toss the rock in, fill with sand, add the water, then get a cocktail shrimp and tie it in some pantyhose and let it rot. A basic Api test kit will let you track the nitrate cycle til you're done.


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I was going to take the water to the pet store and have them test it but now that I think about it I would like to test the water myself.
which type of test kit would you both recommend?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001E...mZL&ref=plSrch

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000H...xZL&ref=plSrch

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Now that you mention it I would like to test the water myself? I was going to have the pet store do it but this will give me something to do during the longgggggggg wait lol

Which type of kit should I go with?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001EUE808/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1472800266&sr=8-2&pi=SX200_QL40&keywords=api+master+test+kit&dpPl= 1&dpID=41rTq%2BnHmZL&ref=plSrch#immersive-view_1472800856810

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The Api master test kit is the one you want.


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The Api master test kit is the one you want.


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Ok cool thats the one I will get then

I do have another question concerning the live rock. I have them stored in Styrofoam containers with wet paper towels wrapped around the top. I got them yesterday and thought that I would be getting my stand in today so I could get them in the tank and get the water covering them. However it seems that I wont get the stand till tomorrow... I poured some water over them again today to make sure everything stays moist. Will the rocks be okay till tomorrow?
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I personally would recommend Salifert test kits, but at the end of the day the choice is yours


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