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Old 05-29-2012, 03:36 PM   #41
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The planted side is fun but I think salt will be more rewarding
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:44 AM   #42
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Hey guys I know this may sound stupid but iam wondering if I can start my cycle before I get my live rock next week or if I have to wait?
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:48 PM   #43
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Wait. Adding the rock will kick off another cycle anyways. Best off to just wait. You wouldnt accomplish anything starting now.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:24 PM   #44
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I agree, add the live rock and start your cycle. The live rock will be a great help in the process so best to get it all together and then cycle.

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That's what I thought thanks again
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:10 PM   #46
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Ok so the person sold the live rock out from under me too bad it was only 1$ per pound but I found another source for 5$ per pound will 10lbs be ok to start my cycle until I get the remaining 10lbs?

And when it comes to cycling do I go about it the same way as fresh dose pure ammonia to 4ppm and wait for my trite spike, then wait for trates to develop.(in simplest terms lol)?
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:21 PM   #47
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Yep, the cycling process is the same for fresh as it is for salt.
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:03 PM   #48
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Yep, the cycling process is the same for fresh as it is for salt.
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Ok so it didn't take long for an upgrade I switched to a 40 gallon squat and I love the tank but I only have 20lbs of live rock this should do for now I will gradually add more as I see good deals I dont know if it's the live rock or what's going on but I can convert 4-5 ppm of ammonia to nitrates in 24hrs is this normal when using live rock it's only been about a week?

I also ordered another oddesea fixture from eBay I use them on my planted tanks with no complaints so I ordered a 4 bulb fixture with led moon lights for 100$
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Yes normal. Means your cycle is over. Wait for ammonia and nitrite to be 0 and stop adding ammonia or your going to end up with a huge nitrate problem.
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