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Old 01-16-2013, 05:11 PM   #1
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My 55 gallon 1st startup

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Awesome. Guessing it will be a FOWLR tank? You might want to get more rock too.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:17 PM   #3
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Working on the rock
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:31 PM   #4
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Great start. Ya got it started cycling?
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Yes it has been going for a week now, was wondering with the 2 power heads going its kicking up the sand and moving it around. Does that mean I have to much water movement going on?
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Yes it has been going for a week now, was wondering with the 2 power heads going its kicking up the sand and moving it around. Does that mean I have to much water movement going on?
Shouldn't b too much flow. I would just adjust them some. What ammonia source are you using to cycle?
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I'm using live sand,live rock and have used a bottle of stability to help with the start up
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+1 on getting more rock - patience is key during the cycle process. Best of luck! What do you plan on getting as far as livestock goes?
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rocks will be coming a bit at a time funds low now, as livestock goes not really sure yet except my kids wants clown fish
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I'm using live sand,live rock and have used a bottle of stability to help with the start up
That might not be enough to have a strong cycle that will support fish afterwards. You'll want ammonia to get up to at least 4 ppm. Then you'll know any fish you add won't cause a mini cycle and cause more work for you and endanger the fish. Just put a piece of raw shrimp or fish in a pantyhose stocking, tie it off and toss it in the tank and let it rot.
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