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Old 03-28-2013, 01:45 PM   #11
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I just had a chat with Brandon at BRS about this...

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me: i started a cure of your dry Fiji rock on Sunday, in a bed of AragAlive sand. I dropped a raw shrimp in the tank to get the ammonia built up, and i'm already seeing *massive* nitrites in the tank.
me: is it normal after just 5 days to see nitrites off the chart, or is that because of all the BB in the sand?
Brandon: sounds like your off to a really good start
Brandon: not normal, but not unheard of either
Brandon: id consider it a good sign
me: sweet..
me: should I still wait the 4 weeks like you recommend in your video, or just until everything zero's out?
Brandon: really its the test kits you want to go by, but a little extra time never hurts anything
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:56 PM   #12
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I just had a chat with Brandon at BRS about this...


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Old 03-28-2013, 05:10 PM   #13
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I think i'm getting even more anxious...knowing that it could be sooner than 4 weeks. But, since I have some business travel during that time, I think I'll wait anyway, that way my wife doesn't have to feed a brand new tank while I'm gone.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:34 PM   #14
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Best to be patient let it do its thing. I am hoping i still have zero Ammonia when i get home after dropping a bunch of Krill in last night.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:50 PM   #15
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Ammonia is .5 so I am glad I added another Ammonia source evidently I was not finished the first stage even though I have Nitrites and zero Ammonia. If I had enough bacteria built up 24 hours later after adding a bunch of Freeze Dried Krill the Ammonia should be at zero I would think. But either way all I will do by this is let it do its thing and strengthen the bacteria population.
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I think you're on a good pace...... Mine was completely cycled in 12 or 13 days with Real Reef rock. I left the shrimp in for another few days just to be sure, but the only thing I saw was nitrates continuing to rise.......
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I went with all dry Pukani from BRS so it is going to take me longer I assume even with the MB7
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