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Old 02-20-2014, 12:25 PM   #191
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So whats the deal with this dr tims stuff? When the ammonia goes to zero am i done?

I treat it like a normal cycle. When you get zeros with elevated nitrates, dose up to 3-4ppm ammonia and see if it drops within 24 hours. They have day by day directions of how much to dose , and when, on their site.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:44 PM   #192
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Ok, so it looks like Dr tims may actually work.

Got nitrite readings already! Here is where I am at test wise:

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Old 02-20-2014, 10:59 PM   #193
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Told ya so!
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:24 PM   #194
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tested today and we have .50 of ammonia and about 1.0 of nitrite. havent tested the nitrates yet.

Should I be dosing ammonia again since it is dropping?
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:36 AM   #195
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Hey Carey, did you use your Dr. Tim's right away? I am thinking that may be why mine didn't work as well as I thought it would.

I am so glad things are progressing so fast! Love the Urchin too!
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:52 PM   #196
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I used it the day it came. The tank had been setup with water for a few days but I didnt dose it til I got the dr tims.
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:18 AM   #197
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That makes sense. I waited a few days before adding mine to the tank, that may be why I had issues.
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:07 AM   #198
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Well, it looks like I have cycled with the dr tims in just over a week.

Ammonia and nitrites went down to zero and I now have about 20-30 nitrates.

Starting to get some diatoms too. lol

I'm actually impressed with this dr tims stuff, going in I really doubted it would do anything but hey, I;ve been wrong before. lol

Gonna add my few corals later and then think about a fish or two this weekend. Nothing large of course, I'd like another clown goby and maybe a sifter goby, depends on what is in stock.

I also was at petco the other day and the banana wrasse I had been eying for months was still there and the fish guy sold it to me for half off the $50 price tag! He is now in the 90g with the other wrasses. he was chased the first night but yesterday he was fine with the other fish, no chasing and he is quite friendly, coming up to the glass when people come by the tank. woot!
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:19 PM   #199
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I guess i went a little crazy on fish today. LOL

Got 2 for the 40b and 2 for the 180g.

here are some photos!



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Cool...can't make out the second set (darn small screen on iPhone)...Falco hawk and some kind of Goby?
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