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Old 02-19-2013, 11:34 PM   #1
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Biocube 29 cycle

Hey everyone I have a biocube 29 cycling since 14th of February with 20lbs of live rock, 25-30lbs of Pre-washed White Pure Aragonite Sand and 10lbs of dry rock. I threw a piece of raw shrimp in my tank on the 17th to help kick off the cycle and here are what my numbers look like as of today. I got the diatoms a few days ago and notice more green algae on the top and side live rocks. I've destroyed(or at least I hope a aiptasia) and notices a few other hitchhiking snails. Previous test showed zero Ammunia. Do you think i should take the shrimp out of the tank now or wait longer? Thanks in advance for the help! I never would of thought it would be so tough to match the colors with where my levels are.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:37 PM   #2
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a few more pics of the diatoms and the algae
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:00 AM   #3
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Leave it in. Don't rush it. What your prior numbers?
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That's what I figured...I just check ph and ammonia before ph was the same and ammonia was zero
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:43 PM   #5
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Diatoms normal tank looks good.
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