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Old 12-11-2012, 08:13 PM   #61
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Is my tank cycling too fast?

Ammonia 0.25ppm
Nitrite >5ppm
Nitrate >160ppm
I don't think it is. Mine cycled in a week or 2 and I've had no problems so far. When you use live rock the tank will cycle faster because it already has some of the beneficial bacteria living on it.
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Will it help I I bought more live rock?

I just want to hurry and get stuff inside XP
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:17 AM   #63
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Will it help I I bought more live rock?

I just want to hurry and get stuff inside XP
Yes more live rock would help... Mine cycled in a week but I've seen some 1 with the same tank and done it the same way have problems you wouldn't believe...
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:52 PM   #64
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It won't hurt. If you order online there will be die off. If you go to you LFS and make sure they fill the bag with water there will be less die off. Either way, you'll have to watch for a small ammonia spike. How much live rock have you got already? I'd probably just buy base rock and then let the tank finish cycling. It won't be much longer.
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I wasn't sure how much to get so I have 2 small rocks that were 4 and a half Kilos
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I don't know how much in pounds that is, but 15-20 pounds of rock will be good for your tank.
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I just converted it and its around 9 pounds :/
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:23 PM   #68
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Readings today!

Ammonia 0ppm
Nitrite >5ppm
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Readings are the same today :/

Ammonia 0ppm
Nitrite >5ppm
Nitrate >160ppm

Can I do a water change so I can see if the nitrites are changing?
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Readings are the same today :/

Ammonia 0ppm
Nitrite >5ppm
Nitrate >160ppm

Can I do a water change so I can see if the nitrites are changing?
A 50% water change would help... But I would use premixed sw from your lfs... Also I used some stuff call stability... It's in a white bottle with a blue label and writing... And get the clear fx to go in your filter. It should help clear it out in 3-7 days...
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