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Old 10-28-2009, 11:10 PM   #31
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nice picture i like the way your tank looks like
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:17 PM   #32
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Thanks. I've been told to leave the lights off while it's cycling (to slow down algae growth). Is that true?
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:32 AM   #33
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well not really it just not necessary because you dont haave snything to look at IMO
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:21 AM   #34
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nice tank, im in the cycling stage of my tank also. my water was very dusty or whatever for less than 1 day i <3 my filter lol.. anyways i hope your tanks goes well! ..

i enjoy looking at my fishless tank while its cycling i have some little brittleworm and filter feeders its cool how much life would be on a rock.
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Thanks! Yea, I like looking at the tank when it's empty too. I put some fliter material in my overflow and it cleaned out the sand storm pretty quick. The water is much clearer this morning. And my skimmer is doing it's thing. Now I just have to be patient .
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:32 AM   #36
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Looks Good.... But I think you'll Aquascape it more than once...
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:52 PM   #37
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Question

Did a water test tonight:

ph = 8.0
Ammonia = 8.0
Nitrite = 1.0
Nitrate = 5.0
SG = 1.021
Temp = 78.3F

Looks like the cycle has started.

Question: Can I add plants to my refugium now? A friend says yes, it will help with nitrates and phosphate. A friend says I should add Caulerpa and Chaeto. What do you think?

Also going to add some carbon to my sump.
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:27 PM   #38
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I need to catch up on this, as I am now starting the process for my 75G SW conversion from FW.
Looks to be an interesting read, right from the first page.
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Not sure how interesting it really is, but I've gotten some good advice so far. I just ordered a light for my fuge (5100K compact fluorescent floodlight recommended by melevsreef.com). And I'm putting the display tank lights on a timer today.
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Are you kidding?
This is like a guide, it's great.
I've picked up some great pointers, I just have no room for a sump, and I have a little one that gets into EVERYTHING.
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