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Old 01-15-2014, 05:29 PM   #1
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Cycling question

I started my tank a 10g nano reef, got som LR from the LFS Oppland som livesand + mixrd saltwater. The tank has been going for 7 days tomorrow. I dont think i have seen any ammonia spike? Im new to this hobby.
My water test
Salinity - 1.024
Ammonia - 0
PH is between 8.0 - 8.5
Nitrite is under 0,3 (nitrite is low)

Is it possible that my tank dont need that big of a cycle? Went to the LFS and they told me it was ok to *** some CUC. Have 3 turbo snail and 3 hermitcrabs.
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The LR was from a big pool that they has in the store
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:24 PM   #3
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Did you add an ammonia source?
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We have a great article about this in our sw articles section.
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You mean a sourse to kick the ammonia spike to start? No i havent. I have seen people say they put prawn from the market in the tank? Do i need to do that?
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You can go that way or buy pure ammonia
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:18 AM   #7
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if your going to put a prawn in there.... just pop It in a stocking or something that way when you want to pull it out, you don't lose it
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Will that kill my CUC?
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....probably

the ammonia/nitrites go reallyyyy high in a cycle
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unless you tank has somehow cycled already without noticing?? maybe not testing the water for a couple of weeks?
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