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Old 06-22-2014, 01:46 PM   #51
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Add more rock and sand! 30 pounds of sand and about 55 pounds of rock in it now. So ready for life in the tank! All 0's on test with nitrates rising. Think I'm about ready for a CC! Have feather busters growing on rock now. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-23-2014, 05:29 PM   #52
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Nitrates still not budging. Everything is 0???? Suggestions??
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:33 PM   #53
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If you are still cycling, when was the last time you added an ammonia source?
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It's been 2 weeks, I need to add more shrimp?
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2 weeks since the shrimp fully decomposed and there is no livestock in the tank? With no source of ammonia, be it poop, food, a shrimp, whatever, the bacteria can't survive. If there hasn't been anything in the tank for 2 weeks you basically have an unicycled tank.
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We'll shoot!! Ok, guess I need to recycle it.
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:33 AM   #57
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New 30 gallon reef build!

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1.024 is just fine, you just don't want to go lower than that. I keep my reef tank around 24-25.
In terms of your cycle, you want to make sure you are consuming the ammonia in a 24 hour period. So, once that ammonia is gone dose it again. That is, unless you are using a cocktail shrimp to cycle then you are getting pretty close to done.
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Looking for a light for my sump, is a bulb with 5000 k enough for the sump?


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Looking for a light for my sump, is a bulb with 5000 k enough for the sump?


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Yes. I use a cheap clip on work light and an energy saver bulb I had laying around.
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