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Old 10-19-2004, 05:24 PM   #11
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go to http://www.reef-aquarium.net/

there are several article on there that will help walk you through the initial stages all the way up to advanced reef keeping.


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Old 10-19-2004, 08:35 PM   #12
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I would avoid trying to do a quick cycle with a product like Bio-Spira or something similar. The best way to cycle your tank is to use LR, LS and good old fashion time.

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well, i set the tank up sept.24th....added live sand on 30th....added live rock on the 7th of oct. tested a couple days later for amonia and there was some present tested again 15th and it was less....tested again 19th and looks like none present (hard to tell with certain lighting) i was thinking that since i seeded the filters maybe i had a jump on the cycle i dont know....i plan on a reef but wil slowly get into it...fish is uncertain at this time....but definatly plan on slowly adding fish maybe 1 per 2 months...depends. as i get my bonus's from work...i can start to but the essentials for a good healthy reef. i have lots of plant growth and feather dusters right now...anyone think it could be cycled now?

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It very well could be. Especially if you used LS and cured LR to cycle. I would test amonia and nitites to make sure they are are at zero. Nitrates may still be a bit high but if they are at reasonible levels your are cycled. Take s sample to the LFS and have them double check everythig. If that is okay, I would a fish, as in one, as see what happens. Keep and eye on the water parameters for a good week or so. Good luck...Lando

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