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Old 12-25-2008, 11:14 PM   #31
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sorry, Hang on Back - the typical filtration you see used with FW systems.
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:15 PM   #32
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it wouldent fit on anywhere... ive got a little fluval deal that came with me 2.5 gal betta tank... would that help?


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Old 12-25-2008, 11:19 PM   #33
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yeah, anything that can get you some mechanical filtration will help. If you have filter floss laying around, that's the best stuff, but like I said, any mechanical filtration will speed this along and clear out your water.
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Old 12-26-2008, 07:53 AM   #34
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Hey Brad, Here is our article on cycling. You dont need to worry about PH right now. It will move all around during the cycle. The only thing you need to test for during the cycle is ammonia, nitrites and nitrates. Once your cycle is over and you`ve done a PWC you can worry about the other parameters then. Congrats on the new tank.
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:52 PM   #35
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THIS IS SOO EXCITING lol

went to big als today and got my live rock. 44lbs of it... is that enough?

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i was wondering what are the odds of all these little corals and sponges surviving the cycle? they are literally everywhere on this awesome rock.


Right now my levels are
NO2 .25ppm
N03 0
amonia 0
ph 8.8
temp 78
SG 1.025 (slow and steady wins the race)

added a couple pinchs of fish food (all the grocery store had was cooked shrimp) Heres to a good cycle

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Old 12-26-2008, 02:57 PM   #36
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Very nice rocks there!!! Pretty little corals... 44Lbs should be sufficient enough for 29gal, now is just the waiting time ... great start Brad!
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:59 PM   #37
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can anyone identify that polyp? also what are those little wormy things... i assumed life was good.

is the cycle going to be shorter because of the rock being pre cured?

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Common Mushroom, and they look like Tube Worms. Let me make on suggestion once your done cycling I would try to do a re-scape and push your live rock more towards the back coming forward.JMO...
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I agree, looks like a mushroom and either tubeworms or feather dusters.
Yes, the cycle may go quicker with cured LR. I would shoot for 1.5-2Lbs of rock per gallon. Next time you look at LR, see if you can pick up some that is very porous.
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there is some very very porus rock.... i just dropped the rock in to try and get it into the water and get the cycle going... im going to scape it as soon as i can see my hand in the tank


are my levels normal?

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