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Old 04-26-2006, 03:55 PM   #1
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cycle started erarly

I think my cycle was started before I add some live rock in it today. Is that a problem? Water has been in tank with live sand for 11 days.

test results today 4/26/2006
ph 8.3
nitrite 0.1
sg 1.024
nitrate 5
ammonia 0.3

Its a 55 gallon tank with
100lbs live sand
80lbs live rock (40lbs added today receiving the rest tomorrow)
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factory lighting 2 15watt (not getting corals till later)


When do I start putting in a clean up crew before I add fish or after?
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Should not be a problem. Looks like a really small cycle. You can put the cleanup crew in anytime after the cycle has finished and your water parameters are OK.
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Old 04-26-2006, 07:31 PM   #3
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What temp. do you keep your tank?
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Mine stays at constant 76. Just add all the LR in and let it cycle together
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Old 04-30-2006, 12:08 PM   #6
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04/27

sg 1.021
ph 8.4
no2 nirtite 0.3
no3 nitrate 5
ca 300
iron 0
ammonia 3.1

4/30

sg 1.021
ph 8.1
nitrite .8
nitrate 20
ca 440
ammonia 3.7
iron 0
kh 190

My cycle must be working.


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Hey I like your tank, it seems like your cycle is goind good.
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Does the shrimps shell disappear when the cycle is over?
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Does the shrimps shell disappear when the cycle is over?
I peel the shell but you can either remove it when done or leave it for your clean up crew which will take care of it.
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