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Old 09-16-2011, 12:27 PM   #91
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Thanks for the links! I tested the water in my DT, as of right now, my levels are

Ammo: 2.0 ppm
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 0 ppm
pH: 8.0

I've got quite a ways to go in my cycle, but the only thing in there is rock so it's all good lol. I also ordered Dr. Tim's One and Only, after having a good experience with Biospira in my QT, so I'll be sure to include a mini-review when the time comes. Hopefully I'll be able to compare the two.
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:53 PM   #92
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Update! I picked up a pair of Oscellaris clownfish! I got one small and one slightly larger with the hope that they'll pair up.

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I also found life in my DT! I saw this little guy crawling around, thought he was a snail at first but turns out it was a blue-leg hermit. I'm calling him Odysseus because of the journey that he had to endure to get here and the challenges that still lie ahead lol
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:54 PM   #93
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Nice pull on the fish, they seem healthy and not too tiny. Fine buy!
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:03 PM   #94
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Nice pull on the fish, they seem healthy and not too tiny. Fine buy!
Thanks! I tried to pick out the healthiest looking ones they had, and based on the advice of some other users here I had them feed them for me.

Oh and in case anyone was wondering, they are NOT going into my DT with the curing live rock. They're in my cycled QT.
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Very nice!
How's the cycle going?
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:53 AM   #96
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Very nice!
How's the cycle going?
Hopefully it's going well. That hermit crab is alive, so that's always a good sign lol.

I haven't done any other tests lately. The last one was on Friday, but hopefully I'll be able to do one today (Sunday) and see if my nitrites have started to rise.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:02 AM   #97
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I am happy to report that I just ran some tests this morning and my tanks are doing great! First I tested the QT, to see how it was handling the bioload of those two clowns I added. Here's what I found:

Ammo: 0 ppm
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 10 ppm
pH: 8.2
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I also ran some tests on the DT, and it looks like it's running through a textbook cycle. Ammonia's dropping and nitrites and nitrates are rising. However when I was shaking the nitrate test tube, quite a bit leaked out, so I'm not all that sure if those nitrate levels are accurate, especially since they're higher than I'd expect this early on.

Ammo: 0.50 ppm
Nitrite: 2.0 ppm
Nitrate: 20 ppm
pH: 8.2
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Most importantly, the fish in my QT are also doing great. They're eating pellets, which makes feeding nice and easy, and they're really active.

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Looking good. It will be nice to see your qt empty and your dt with fish
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Looking good. It will be nice to see your qt empty and your dt with fish
Haha tell me about it! It's gonna be a bit longer though. I'm trying to be really patient and take things nice and slow lol.
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That's a good plan. Patients is a much needed virtue I'm finding out
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