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Old 12-05-2013, 03:19 AM   #61
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Did you set up the rack at all? Did you get it to fit properly?
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:32 PM   #63
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Did you set up the rack at all? Did you get it to fit properly?
Yes, I did get it to fit. I am just holding out on getting the internal filtration going until the tank is cycled.

Today, it appears as if nothing has changed since I last tasted about three days ago. I probably made some user error with the Dr. Tims.
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Sorry about not informing! I'm glad you are following now though!
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:15 PM   #65
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I just finished my conversation with the great owner of Dr. Tim's One and Only. Essentially, he said that the bacteria pretty much instantly cycles my tank, and that the little bit of ammonia I think I am seeing is probably really nothing.

I am going to do a PWC, and then later on will add a small Clown Goby (which I have been wanting), as they have a small bioload.


I have pretty good trust with this bacteria, as I have seen some nice reviews.

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Also, as a side note, maybe the reason my ammonia reading seems odd is because I have some "gunk" stuck on the sides of the tube from the time I left a test in there overnight. Hmmm
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:21 PM   #66
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Your reading could be screwed up and the ammonia test is so darn hard to read properly sometimes. I have a couple test tubes with residue and die coloration from not emptying them promptly. I have been using a baby bottle brush to try to scrape the gunky ones with some success.

I've had a similar issue with the ammonia tests as you might remember....I test the tanks with API and they seem to have a trace of ammonia but when I use a higher quality kit like my salifert ammonia test it comes up completely clean with no doubts as its impossible to read a salifert ammo test wrong. lol
I would add the clown goby and keep a watchful eye on the parameters. The bioload will be so low that it should be fine. From there you will be adding on to the BB that the chemical introduced so it should all work out. Just dont overfeed! LOL My clown gobies are such little pigs too and beg everytime I go towards the tank.
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Your reading could be screwed up and the ammonia test is so darn hard to read properly sometimes. I have a couple test tubes with residue and die coloration from not emptying them promptly. I have been using a baby bottle brush to try to scrape the gunky ones with some success. I've had a similar issue with the ammonia tests as you might remember....I test the tanks with API and they seem to have a trace of ammonia but when I use a higher quality kit like my salifert ammonia test it comes up completely clean with no doubts as its impossible to read a salifert ammo test wrong. lol I would add the clown goby and keep a watchful eye on the parameters. The bioload will be so low that it should be fine. From there you will be adding on to the BB that the chemical introduced so it should all work out. Just dont overfeed! LOL My clown gobies are such little pigs too and beg everytime I go towards the tank.
Sounds like a plan!

Yes, these API kits drive me bonkers! LOL! I never know what the readings are!

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Here are some pics of the tests I did today. The darker colored one is the test of the tank. The yellowy one is a test I did of some non-ammonia fresh saltwater from my bucket. (I did that one to ensure the kit was not messed up)

Grrr, not sure what to do. I think I probably accidentally killed that bacteria I bought......


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I wouldn't worry about if you killed the bacteria or not. Just let the tank cycle on its own. Nothing good happens fast in this hobby . It will be ready before you know it .
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