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Old 08-27-2012, 07:00 PM   #11
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Looking good. I like the black sand, and the rocks look great.
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:04 AM   #12
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Checking in once again.

Had a minor blip involving the outlet of the AquaLifter while I was at work but everything is cleaned up, secured, and running again.

The skimmer is starting to gurgle out some nice foam and a small amount of gunk is collecting at the top of the neck. Progress....

Dr. Tims arrived so I took one final set of readings before dumping the 4oz bottle in.

Salinity - 34ppt
Temp - 76*F
pH - 8.1
NH3 - 3.0ppm
NO2 - 0ppm
NO3 - 0ppm


I will post up the results as time comes, we shall see what happens.

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Old 08-28-2012, 09:14 AM   #13
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Heyy Mr P!! That rock looks amazing!! I may be picking some up myself from a neighbor of mine that has boxes of it following your thread
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:32 PM   #14
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Thanks

The cycle is moving along, NH3, NO2 and NO3 are all reading decently high levels. Water is clearing up, skimmer is starting to kick in, everything is fine just fine.

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Sounds good. So i saw that you primarily want GSP, but anything else? Maybe some of the rarer forms of Zoa?
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Not entirely sure, haven't looked too in depth for fear of wasting away many hours I will probably just go to some of the LFS in the area and choose what jumps out at me in person. Going to let the lady pick some as well to satisfy her colorful desires.

Had to replace the shrimp this afternoon the first one had dissolved completely.
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I found online a blue hornet zoa and it was amazing!

Your tank looks beautiful under the lights you have. And I love the black substrate too.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:42 AM   #18
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Still just waiting on the cycle. Ahhhh what fun this is! Ammo has peaked and nitrites are up up up. Hopefully the ammo will start dropping here soon.

Thanks for the comments!
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Think I have finally settled on lights, and my water has cleared up well over the last day or two. Cycle is still grudging along.

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Old 09-04-2012, 03:33 AM   #20
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The lights look awesome. Isn't cycling so much fun?!
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