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Old 03-01-2014, 05:14 PM   #71
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Finally got my ro/di system hooked up and running so the past two almost three days have been me filling 5 gallons and putting the water in the tank. I got my live sand in and bought an extra 5 pounds of live rock from my local fish store just to help get the cycle started. I'm still in the middle of filling it Alls I have left to fill is the sump. I dumped biospira in as we'll to help the cycle but I'm gunna get a raw shrimp tonight to finish off starting the cycle haha. Almost have my salinity at 1.025 so its almost good.

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Gunna be acouple days before is in cloudy haha
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:40 AM   #72
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I need help big time. I made a mistake and I was putting rufugium mud in the sump and it got real cloudy then obv that water went into the tank and now my whole tank is murky and cloudy...what do I do??? And also my ph is a little low
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:45 AM   #73
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Well, you should have done this while your return pump was off, and then turned it back on AFTER it settled, but now I would suggest using a HOB or canister filter to clean the mud out of the water.
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Ok thanks. And yea i turned it off but it was just alittle to late. I put the filter floss in my hob canister and I'm gunna run it for awhile
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:48 PM   #75
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How do I raise my ph?
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:54 PM   #76
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And is it a bad thing that some of the refugium mud went to the bottom and settled on the sand. Is it bad in my display tank???
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:02 PM   #77
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What's your pH? And I don't think so on the mud
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Also just tested my parameters ph was 8.0, ammonia was .50, nitrites were about .50, and nitrates are 5.0. So the cycle has begun
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That pH is fine. Don't even worry about pH until your cycle is done
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Ok thanks man and yea I figured I wouldn't really have to worry about it but if it's good now I'd rather try to keep it that way. And the mud I'm hoping isn't back. I mean when I do a water change later this week I'm gunna suck most of it up probibly but there will still be some so I don't with it to harm my clean up crew when I get them or any other aquatic life I have in there.
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