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Old 11-23-2013, 04:36 PM   #31
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Chromis should be added all at the same time to avoid any disputes. As for the floss, it comes in many different colors but one of the more popular colors tends to be the blue/white combo. Most lfs sell it
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Old 11-24-2013, 12:41 PM   #32
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got qt

I got a 10 gal tank for a qt.I found a kit on sale for $30.I will probably get a new filter though reviews weren't very good.It didn't come with a heater but I still have the 50 watt heater from my first attempt.What are some good brands of filters?
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Old 11-24-2013, 12:46 PM   #33
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Im a huge fan of the quietflow series (i believe its aqueon, been a long morning)
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:08 PM   #34
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back to zero

I tested today and trite and Ammonia are back to zero with trate holding steady at 20ppm.I added more ammonia but only added a 1/4 of the recommended dose.That is what the instructions say to do when you start to see trites.it says once you can add full dose and next day its back to zero then its cycled.I think that this may be happening because I started with all base rock.Please correct me if I am wrong.
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:54 AM   #35
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Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 20
PH 7.8
Added 2ppm of ammonia
i have started to leave lights on for a little over 8hrs a day for a week but still no sign of diatoms.is it possible to have no diatoms grow in a new tank stet up?
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:44 PM   #36
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anything really possible, but it more than likely will happen at some point
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:49 PM   #37
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cycled

Okay so i have done some thinking(please correct me if I am wrong) and i believe my tank is cycled because I started the process with 2ppm and when I tested this morning i got A-0,Trite-0 and trate steady at 20ppm after adding 2ppm of ammonia yesterday.I am going to add 4 ppm of ammonia again today and see what it does.It took two days last time.I am just curious what it will do this time.If this keeps up I may be tempted to get me some fish which would not be all that bad because I am going for the two purple fire fish which will be happy in my qt the tank is just their size and I can keep them there until I get the rest of my equipment for my 45g. We will see
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:00 PM   #38
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Sounds like things are going well If it goes through a full 4ppm of ammonia in a day then the tank is cycled.

I would like to point out that if you want 2 firefish in the same tank then it wiill be best to buy a mated pair. They generally hate each other and will fight if they don't pair up.
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Just a thought here... I've always felt that the "dose your tank to 4ppm with ammonia and if it is down to zero within 24 hours , it is cycled" rule was somewhat questionable. I am an old school saltie, so maybe my thinking is outdated. Here is my thinking and if it is seriously flawed , someone please correct me ...

Let's use this 45 g as an example...it sounds to me like the tank is cycled. Ammonia is going through the process and is depleting, just not at a 4ppm per 24hr rate. Isn't the fact that it is going down substantially in 24 hours showing that there are BB alive and actively doing their thing? In a case like this, adding a couple fish could not possibly add enough waste to ever bring the ammonia levels up to 4ppm, could it (assuming normal feeding, etc )? If the BB only grows to the amount of ammonia available, what happens when it is used to 4 ppm and we stop dosing and it is just a couple fish adding ammonia via waste? I would think the BB levels decrease, but they would still be able to keep the ammonia levels at almost zero at any given time. It just seems like this 4ppm can be overkill in most scenarios.
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im right there with ya. ive never dosed tanks to 4ppm to cycle them. i feel that this hobby (esp dedicated forums like this) can go a bit overboard with things. that being said i dont see why one cant safely do a fish-in cycle. furthermore, even if one did dose to 4ppm and it was gone 24 hours later. even if you could load-match a number of fish to that 4ppm daily dose. if you added those fish all at once there would STILL be huge issues.... i feel like people treat fishless cycling as a holy grail of sorts
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