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Old 10-03-2005, 04:27 PM   #11
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I got the SW kind. Now all my readings are 0 except NO3 which is about 10. I'm not sure if the BIO-Spira helped or not but at least my readings are clean I should have been more clear on the filtration unit I have it's the Magnum 350 pro with the two bio wheels which usually do a good job of developing bacteria and keeping my tank clean.

I hadn’t seen it take so long to cycle before which is why I was wondering if SW tanks longer than FW to cycle if the parameters are the same ie: setup/filtration.

I Ordered 30 lbs of LR and will cure it for a month and then place with 50 lbs of base. Thanks again for all your help.
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I will comment on the Bio-spira. Waste of money. If you would have used that money on LR you would be much better off now. I have tested it in 3 different QT tanks. Steve s also told me it was worthless so you can right that one down as fact. As far as base rock hirocks has several auctions on ebay right now. 60 lbs to your door for $86 or less. Check them out. I have been happy with them. http://cgi.ebay.com/BASE-ROCK-60LBS-...QQcmdZViewItem
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Thanks Brenden, I’m beginning to think my lfs was just pushing it for a sale. (They said 1oz treated 20g so I had to buy 3 bags. Online the official site says it treats 30g per bag) I’ve read some decent reviews but feel the lr would have been a better investment also. I have both lr and base being shipped now but am happy my numbers are good either way.
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