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Old 03-05-2012, 01:48 AM   #1
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Cycling question

Ok so currently I am cycling my fist saltwater tank which is a 14 biocube and my question is should I add my chempure and purigen right now or wait until its finished cycling. It been one week since I started and I already have nitrites @ 5 ppm, I also dosed to 4 ppm of ammonia the first day was that too much or am I good.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:50 AM   #2
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Wait until it's finished cycling. Don't add any buffers or other chemicals until your cycle is completed AND if you need to.

4ppm is fine. See here:
The (almost) Complete Guide and FAQ to Fishless Cycling
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:55 AM   #3
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Wait until it's finished cycling. Don't add any buffers or other chemicals until your cycle is completed AND if you need to.

4ppm is fine. See here:
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So those two products are not entirely needed?

So saltwater fishless cycling is the same as a freshwater fishless cycle
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:50 AM   #4
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The two products may be needed down the line to keep trates and phophates in check and provide water quality and clarity. It may or may not be needed. It all depends on the tank you want to have, bioload, tank husbandry etc.

And yes, you can dose with pure ammonia for salt same as fresh.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:25 PM   #5
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The two products may be needed down the line to keep trates and phophates in check and provide water quality and clarity. It may or may not be needed. It all depends on the tank you want to have, bioload, tank husbandry etc.

And yes, you can dose with pure ammonia for salt same as fresh.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:18 PM   #6
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what is ChemPure and Purigen?
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what is ChemPure and Purigen?
They both are Products that help remove certain things for the water almost like charcoal
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:30 PM   #8
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I have one more question is it possible to cycle a tank in 2 weeks I have about 10 lbs base rock and 5 lbs live Rock because I just did my test with API liquid test and test results follow
Ph 8.2
Ammo 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate off the charts
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2 weeks seems pretty short. Dose back up to 4ppm with ammonia. If there is no ammonia or nitrites after 24 hours, you should be good to go. Just do one huge water change after you're done cycling to bring your trates down.
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2 weeks seems pretty short. Dose back up to 4ppm with ammonia. If there is no ammonia or nitrites after 24 hours, you should be good to go. Just do one huge water change after you're done cycling to bring your trates down.
How big of a water change would you recommend
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