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Old 12-20-2012, 09:25 PM   #91
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That seems odd. I don't know why the nitrates would have dropped so much. Test again tomorrow. If you get the same result, maybe toss in a little of whatever you used to cycle (you used fish food or something I think, right?) and test again in 24 hours. Your cycle is probably over, but if I were you I'd want to make sure.
My nitrites dropped like that... Idk what caused it to do that but I also had no ammonia... Nitrates was my bigger problem
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:08 PM   #92
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With my freshwater tank that happened to me :/

I had no ammonia and really high nitrites an nitrates but then the next day it was all at 0 and i never got ammonia, nitrite or nitrates :/
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:17 AM   #93
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My tank took 5 weeks to cycle. It was a 90 gallon though.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:22 AM   #94
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Wow my nephews 20 gallon only took 2 weeks to cycle
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:24 AM   #95
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120 pounds of live rock and I didn't add anything to the tank but the buffer to raise ph to 8.3. Just filled her up and let her go. I have never had any problems with water quality.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:28 AM   #96
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Truthfully guys... I'm getting a 200 gallon probobly next week so I really don't care much about this thank anymore! Haha the tank I'm getting is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING !!
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:26 PM   #97
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Well that's really cool and can't wait to see pics of it and I'm happy for you. I got a 145 gallon with the stand tank 3 canister filters heater and 2 two lights gravel and all that for $50.00
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:06 PM   #98
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HAhaha I'm getting all of this for $1,200 :S

Doesn't come with a filter but it has two skimmers, base rock, gravel, co2, calcium retractor pump (dunno what that is) and two halogen lights with white and blue lights ^.^
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:35 PM   #99
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You aren't really using gravel in a saltwater tank are you?
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:37 PM   #100
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And throw out the halogen lights. Upgrade to T5 or led. Halogen lights are the wrong spectrum and but to hot.
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