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Old 03-02-2009, 05:43 PM   #11
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i really have problems believing that the tank cycled with live sand alone. in a week. as my grandpa always told me. "almost only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades" any ammonia and any nitrites is too much. how did you cycled the tank prior to adding the rock.

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Old 03-02-2009, 05:46 PM   #12
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Ok. You make it seem like im a horrible person. I am obviously new at this. I am just doing what the person and the pet shop i went to told me to do. She was recomended from someone who was a reef tank thats been going for a couple years now.
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:48 PM   #13
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the fish are fine. They are eating and swimming around as if nothing is wrong. and so are the hermits.
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:03 PM   #14
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sorry not trying to come off as a jerk or anything. im just having trouble understanding your tank situation.

how did you cycle your tank?
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I filled my tank with water. its a 95 gallon tank with a wet dry filter. put in about 25 lbs of sea salt. let it go for 24 hours to heat up and mix. next day put in live sand after i check the sg which was 1.022. let it cycle for a week. then a week later got cured live rock and 4 fish. and 4 or 5 hermits. i checked the ammonia and it was fine. it did spike though when i put in the rock. it only lasted for a day.
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:10 PM   #16
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what was your ammonia source for the cycle?

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Old 03-02-2009, 06:20 PM   #17
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i thought the live sand would produce ammonia. if not then without knowing i cycled my tank with the fish. This is my first tank. i didn't know.
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