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Old 04-25-2012, 11:58 AM   #391
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Ahh I hate that . You should see the mounds of sand that get pushed around in my tank. It's very frustrating .
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:18 PM   #392
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Ahh I hate that . You should see the mounds of sand that get pushed around in my tank. It's very frustrating .
Lol. Try having two engineers and a wrasse. Then add the flow- my tank constantly looks like someone dropped bombs underneath the live rock
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:22 PM   #393
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I'll consider myself lucky then...

Here are today's readings...

Ammo: 0ppm, Trite: 0ppm, Trate: 80ppm

Is it normal for nitrAtes to drop during cycle?

I was so excited to see the trites drop from 5.0 - 0 that I tested twice to confirm.
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See,i actually like that look..All uneven and wavy ,,looks more natural ..I purposely position a couple PH's to cause this effect
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:34 PM   #395
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I'll consider myself lucky then...

Here are today's readings...

Ammo: 0ppm, Trite: 0ppm, Trate: 80ppm

Is it normal for nitrAtes to drop during cycle?

I was so excited to see the trites drop from 5.0 - 0 that I tested twice to confirm.
Do you have any macro algae? That would drop the trates during the cycle.
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Nothing in the tank yet other than rock, sand, return pump, PH (not on), heater (not on)... That's why I was confused.
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See,i actually like that look..All uneven and wavy ,,looks more natural ..I purposely position a couple PH's to cause this effect
I like the natural look as well, BUT I would like it to look natural within the whole tank, not just an 8" section at the front glass with virtually the glass bottom showing I'll reposition the nozzle and see if I can distribute the flow better.
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That is odd. On my 180 cycle even though I dose ammo daily my trates never got above 20. I had cheato in the sump and a dsb in the display so I figured that took care of them.
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Yeah my ammo went to 3.0, trites were at 5.0+ and trates were off the chart for over a week, now as you see above its 0,0,80... I guess I shouldn't complain!
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See,i actually like that look..All uneven and wavy ,,looks more natural ..I purposely position a couple PH's to cause this effect
Only the moonlights are on... But you can see the sandbed outline





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