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Old 06-17-2012, 02:21 PM   #11
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Thank you for advice. I am not new to fish keeping, so far only fresh water though. I was not sure if after adding live sand and cured live rock I still need to cycle for a month.
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:47 PM   #12
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You may still need to, just make sure you don't have any ammonia or trites in a week and you should be good. I will still probably cycle however.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:52 AM   #13
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I got close to 40lb of live rock today. 3 XXL pieces and one very small. All covered in nice purple coralline algae. There were also two small polyps on one of the rocks. I am not sure if they survived transportation. I had each rock in a bucket with some water and covered with wet cloth.
I will post some pictures once "dust" in a tank settles and water clears up.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:35 AM   #14
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That must have been expensive. I do like larger pieces of rock in an aquaria!
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:59 PM   #15
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That must have been expensive. I do like larger pieces of rock in an aquaria!
I paid $100 for all of it.
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:31 PM   #16
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So I started fishless cycle today with ammonia from Ace Hardware. Still doing some final adjustments to a protein skimmer, otherwise everything is up and running.
I want to add macro algae to refugium. Should I wait until it's done cycling or can I add it now?
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:39 PM   #17
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I would wait until after your cycle.
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24 hours after adding ammonia I already noticed 0.25 of nitrites.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:22 AM   #20
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Cycle day 2:
Ammonia 4 ppm
Nitrites 0.5 ppm
Nitrates 0 ppm
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