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Old 01-18-2006, 10:20 PM   #11
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yes i did the fishless cycle, it took me about 7-9 days, ive been cycled for about 2 weeks, ive got a cleanup crew and 1 clown fish in there, everythings still 0 except nitrates which are around 10. i had a pretty quick cyle i guess because my lr was cured already and i also had ls
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Old 01-18-2006, 10:25 PM   #12
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did you put in any shrimp or anything? how many lbs of lr and ls did you add? i put the lr in on last friday and still no sign of a cycle, but i'm assuming the die off will create a cycle sooner or later. i put in 45 lbs of fiji premium select, and 10 lbs of rubble and a 2.5 lb piece from a lfs. hopefully i'll see something soon. what do you think?
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If you have not seen any NH3 yet I would throw in a shrimp. Sounds like you did not have enough die off to start the cycle.
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i had 80 lbs of lr and 60 lbs of ls and yes i added a shrimp also size is your tank?
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ok, i'll do that tomorrow. also, i am using a FW test kit, which i would think would still show the nh3 in a sw tank. we'll see what happens this weekend. 90 gal tank
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better to use a test specificly for sw or one that does both fw and sw
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