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Old 07-05-2004, 01:43 AM   #1
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Argh!! I can't wait!

You suppose there is a market for "already cycled" water? I got my 65g tank and stand yesturday and added the salt and water today. I don't have the sand for the DSB yet but I figure the sooner I get the cycle goin the sooner I will be able to add some creatures!

I wish I could find some stinkin sand!

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Old 07-05-2004, 02:09 AM   #2
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At least this will give you time to figure out what you will want to do with the tank. Are you going to use LR? Reef System? If so, you can go ahead and get that part started so it will be ready when you start adding fish. The worst part about this hobby is developing patience. It will be worth it in the end though.
I'm sure there is a great need for "already cycled" water. Let me know when you find it.
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Old 07-05-2004, 02:23 AM   #3
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i dont think that it is the water that needs to cycle as much as the sand and rock need to build up the proper bacteria during the cycling process for filtration
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Ya its not the water. There is very little free floating bactera inthe water that consumes the ammonia and nitrite. Its the substrate, rock and even the glass walls of your tank where these bactera live. We have some members in KC im sure. Hopefully some of them will find this thread and you can get a cup of their sand. This is one of the easiest ways to start the cycle process. If your going to put live rock in your tank nows the time. You can use the rock to cycle the tank aswell.

Patience is important in a SW tank so please dont try to rush it. Rushing the tank will only cause significant headache and pocketbook pain later down the road.
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If I was close enough I'd give you some ls to seed your's
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Me too. If you are planning a trip to Chicago real soom let me know. You can stop by and take some home with you.

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Thank you guys for your support. It is so cool that there are so many people willing to help and give.. makes this hobby even better!

Is it ok for the water to sit in my tank for a while before I start the cycle? I've added the salt and have a powerhead running to keep things moving. I have not been able to find the right sand at the local hardware stores and I don't really want to pay $55 a bag at the LFS.

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No it won't hurt a thing for it just to sit there and runthrough the ph.
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Did you use RO water?
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I have (1) 50 lb bag of sand you can have...again, if you are making a trip north you can stop by and pick it up.

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