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Old 05-01-2006, 05:02 PM   #1
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New 30g updates

Ok after 3 days heres where im at.

Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 0
pH 7.8
SG 1.22

The tank has cleared, mus have been the sand getting stirred up during the setup that was making it cloudy.

I have about 20lbs of LR and a raw shrimp in there. Im planning on adding another 25lbs of rock soon.

Wehn should i start thinking about bringing my pH up? In a week or so?
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Worry about your pH at the end of your cycle. I wouldn't bother with it for now. It should even out (depending on your salt brand) between 8 and 8.2 naturally.

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Old 05-01-2006, 05:15 PM   #3
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The wait begins...

Ill keep updating.
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I also agree to just wait for the cycle to run its course. Patience is a virtue
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Old 05-02-2006, 05:41 PM   #5
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Here is the tank as of now...slowly but surely...
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I have that hydrometer.....it is off by about .005....thought my salinity was at 1.022 but I bought a refracto and it was at 1.027! I think I did the math right....Just an FYI....

PS Nice tank though!
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Old 05-02-2006, 06:31 PM   #7
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Yes it is a pile of crap lol! It goes from all different ranges LOL.

I just ordered a digital therm. because i dont trust its temp either.

Im just going to get a refractometer.
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Looks good so far. Good luck.
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Old 05-05-2006, 06:11 PM   #9
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Alright its been about a week.

Ammonia 0
pH 7.8
Nitrate 20
Nitrite 5

How am I looking so far?

Also when established, what pH, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels should I shoot for?
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