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Old 10-31-2011, 11:57 AM   #41
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Should've seen it already. What kinda test kit you using? I like the API. I think you can turn the skimmer off for now too.
I am using the API saltwater master test kit. After I let the tube sit for 5 min it now reads .25 does that sound right?
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:01 PM   #42
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Yes. Better. Do the nitrite test also. Look in our Articles section and understand the SW cycle process and what readings you should be seeing on ammonia and nitrite.
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Yes. Better. Do the nitrite test also. Look in our Articles section and understand the SW cycle process and what readings you should be seeing on ammonia and nitrite.
+100000 That is a great article and helped me tremendously.
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:52 PM   #44
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:54 PM   #45
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I also moved my rock around, the wife likes it better this way.

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Another thought on the rock placement. Make sure you can clean the side walls and have the rock placed so you can reach down to the sand with a scraper. Those side walls can get yucky and you'll wanna clean them. Then again, I've seen side walls full of corraline and some seem to like it. I never did and like to look thru the sides.
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:13 AM   #47
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Yea I left 4" at each side so I can clean
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If I were to add 5lb of live rock would it be a waste? Or is that good enough just to seed the 50lb of base rock that I have in the tank now?
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Live rock will help speed things up. Still need to cycle though
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Right, what I am concerned with is the introduction of coralline algae
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