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Old 04-30-2006, 01:37 PM   #11
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Currently there is no live rock IN the tank, but i have 45lbs of cured lr being held at the LFS for next week or so.

The cloudiness has gone down a bit, i can post an updated pic if needed.
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Old 04-30-2006, 06:02 PM   #12
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Are you doing your cycle with the lights off or at least 4 hours or less? Is your sump up and running yet? Have you gotten a skimmer yet and if so are you running it?
I have been running my lights on a reduced schedule. Basically, I have been testing out my timers and checking temperature. I have now reduced the photoperiod to 4 hours/day.

I just got the sump/skimmer up and running today. I have also plumbed in the refugium. However, there is nothing in it yet.
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Old 04-30-2006, 06:31 PM   #13
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The guy at the LFS said not to run the skimmer during the cycle???

Anywho, I added my first 20lbs of LR.
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Old 04-30-2006, 07:34 PM   #14
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I have heard both ways. I decided to run it do to the massive amount of die off I am experiencing with the uncurred rock.

On another note, I am convinced I am experiencing a cyano bloom.
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:40 PM   #15
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Serpentman can you post a pic> is the tank still green? have you tested the water yet?
cyno is slimmy..
IMO running a skimmer during the cycle is a good idea, most skimmers need some time to break in and you need time to learn how to adjust them. Running a skimmer will not hurt a cycle and if you have die off it will pull crap out of the water.

test for PO4 and what kind of water are you using? test the new water for po4 also.. Its not uncommon for a new tank to get cyno....
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Old 04-30-2006, 11:21 PM   #16
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The skimmer is working overtime and pulling tons of foam. Unfortunately, I used tap water for the initial fill (pretested for heavy metals). I haven't tested for PO4 but am sure its pretty high. My RO/DI unit should be here Thursday so moving forward, all PWC will be with RO water.

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Old 04-30-2006, 11:53 PM   #17
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I really like how your lr looks, like it was made for your tank or something!
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Old 05-01-2006, 09:41 AM   #18
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Thanks. It should look much better once the water quality improves. I went with Carribean LR (which is basically chunks of ancient coral) versus figi. I think the carribean is a little more interesting to look at where figi is typically more uniform in shape.
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