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Old 11-18-2013, 09:30 PM   #1
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My cycle log - Started on 11/17/13

I am going to keep a cycle log on here if its ok; follow if you want or ignore it's up to you. But I am getting excited as my ammo is going up already .

Started: 11/17/13 2:30pm (2 shrimp)

Date: 11/18/13 7:45pm
High PH: 8.0
Ammo: .7ppm
Nitrate: 0
Nitrite: 0
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:11 PM   #2
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Date: 11/19/13 9:45pm
High PH: 8.0
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:29 AM   #3
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I am about two months into my new set up.Good luck!It sure is teaching me patience...but it will be so worth it!
Good luck!
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:36 AM   #4
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Yay for detailed record keeping during the cycle!
Honestly though, you can probably forego daily testing right now. I'd go every three days just to save test materials. Are you using live rock?
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:42 AM   #5
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Date: 11/19/13 9:45pm
High PH: 8.0
Ammo: 2.0 ppm
Nitrite: .10 ppm
Nitrate: 0 ppm
Are you kidding me!?! Nitrites in mere days? I'm so jealous! Lol. I'm beginning to forget when I started this cycle! Congrats and good luck!
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:45 AM   #6
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I am about two months into my new set up.Good luck!It sure is teaching me patience...but it will be so worth it!
Good luck!
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who is being tortured for so long! I'm working on that whole "patience" thing! You're right tho...it'll be worth it!
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:41 PM   #7
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Date: 11/20/13 10:20pm
High PH: 8.0
Ammo: 3.0 ppm
Nitrite: .25 ppm
Nitrate: 0 ppm

Everything I am using is in my Signature below. I am using Glacier Water from there vending machine at SafeWay.

I want to keep an exact log, It keeps me busy...waiting...
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:25 AM   #8
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just a suggestion, but look into the Aquaplanner app (if you have an apple device). its prob the best app out there for our hobby
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:37 AM   #9
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I have a s4 but I didn't think keeping my log in the same post would be an issue?
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:42 AM   #10
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just a suggestion, but look into the Aquaplanner app (if you have an apple device). its prob the best app out there for our hobby
do you have it? does it work well with multiple tanks? and do you know how many tanks you can assign? i have a notepad for each tank and its pretty ridiculous!!! i usually only test daily to every other for the first 2-3 months of setting up the tank then weekly or biweekly to make sure everything is in check. i also have a calendar whiteboard that my girlfriend fills in for me every month for my maintenance. it would be much easier to use an app for it, but i haven't really looked into any yet.....
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