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Old 03-13-2012, 03:28 AM   #11
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No sounds like you could be cycled the live rock you added was cured? And had bb all over it
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:08 PM   #12
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I'm sorry I don't know what BB is. ^^; Regardless, I'll be testing at the same time as yesterday when I get home to see how the levels are doing.

But yes the live rock was cured. I guess I just didnt think
Of the rock as being seeding material even though it pretty
Obviously is... xD
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Looks like the cycle is going well. Nitrites will always be slower than ammonia. Just be patient, keep an eye on it, and keep dosing.

BB stands for beneficial bacteria.
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@ Sniperhawk: Thanks! I'm still learning all the lingo...

Anyway, here are my levels about 24 hours after my last testing:

Day 6:
ph: 7.8-8.0
Ammonia: 1.0 ppm
Nitrite: 0.50-1.0 ppm
Nitrate: ~ 10 ppm
Temp: 80 degrees

Added 4 more drops of ammonia and I'll test again in about twenty minutes to see if that was enough to get me to that golden 4 ppm. Does anyone have prior experience with dosing a 34 gallon? If so, how much ammonia did you use?

In other news, I've found (or, probably more accurately finally noticed) my first hitchhikers! In addition to the featherdusters I finally took the time to search and not only noticed all my cute little copepods swimming around but also a little chiton! To my knowledge, he is good for the tank, correct? In any case, I've named him Glen and I think he may be intertidal because I found him chillin' just outside the waterline of my tank!

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