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Old 07-05-2015, 09:56 PM   #31
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Please excuse the dust on the lights, but I had to put them in there and try them out! Perfect!





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Old 07-05-2015, 10:14 PM   #32
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Nice rig! Looks great
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Old 07-06-2015, 12:57 AM   #33
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Thank you! Now if this thing would hurry up and cycle I will be happy!
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Old 07-06-2015, 01:08 PM   #34
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Day 4 testing results!

So, I didn't expect much, but am pleasantly surprised.

2ppm ammonia - dosed back up to 4ppm
1ppm nitrIte
10ppm nitrAte

We are moving along!
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Looks like those LED panels fit perfect! Can't wait for you to really get started!
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Old 07-08-2015, 01:33 AM   #36
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Day 5

Ammonia - 2ppm, dosed back to 4ppm
NitrIte - 2ppm
NitrAte - 10ppm

Waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting. Gotta not test for a couple days....too frustrating!
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Old 07-12-2015, 12:09 AM   #37
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Day 9 testing results

ammonia - 0ppm - dosed back to 4ppm
nitrite - .25ppm
nitrate - didn't test

Looks like the ammonia is going to 0 and the nitrite is headed the same way. I will test tomorrow and see if they both get to 0ppm and then test nitrate. I used almost all dry rock (marcosrock.com) and a couple pieces of dried out rock that used to be live. I am surprised at the cycle going pretty fast. Not to complain though. I am getting anxious to get this thing up and running.
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Sometimes it goes that way. My last two tanks (90 gallon and 180 gallon) cycled in two weeks each.


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Old 07-14-2015, 12:02 AM   #39
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Same results today. Processing 4ppm ammonia in 24 hours. Not quite there with the nitrite, but moving right along. Shouldn't be long now!
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:41 AM   #40
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Day 28

So last night I had 0ppm ammonia, 0ppm Nitrite and 160ppm Nitrate. Did a 75 gallon water change and have the nitrates down to about 80ppm. Gonna do another 75 gallon tonight and hopefully will be ready to transfer fish and corals soon (maybe one more big water change). I was thinking of doing corals one day and fish another. Which do you think I should do first? Fish or corals? Opinions please!
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