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Old 05-14-2012, 11:48 AM   #21
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Day 3 after live rock. This morning's tests show the same as before. Salinity stable at 1.023; 0.25ppm Ammonia; 0 nitrites and 0 nitrates. pH is also stable at 8.0.

That tells me my cycle hasn't started yet.

Wondering if I should go get a shrimp.

Also, seems the Aiptasia has gone into hiding. Even if I had some solution on hand, I couldn't make use of it. Suggestions?
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:03 PM   #22
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I would get some pure ammonia. Much easier to control the levels.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:32 PM   #23
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Bacteria in a bottle is always an option
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:13 PM   #24
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I have Bacteria in a Bottle. I've used some of it, but there's a step 2 that I can also make use of. I may dose that tonight. Ive been reluctant because it reduces ammonia spikes.
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I cycled my tank with it and it did great. I was kinda iffy about it but in very impressed with the results
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:42 PM   #26
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Just doing an update. I spiked the water with a very small amount of Ammonia yesterday, but curiously enough the water tests both later in the day and this morning showed hardly a blip. Ammonia is still at 0.25, perhaps a bit lower, and both Nitrites and Nitrates are showing at 0. The pH is a little low at 8.0.

However, something is indeed going on in the tank. There's a brownish algae which I presume is the early tank Diatom bloom. It's growing fairly rapidly, here's a picture of it this morning:



And then early this afternoon:


I understand that the diatoms are simply a natural development and they'll eventually go away... especially after the clean-up crew is added. However, I am not entirely sure the tank has had its initial ammonia cycle yet despite me spiking the tank yesterday. I've seeded the tank with Beneficial Bacteria, but I'm still waiting for the spike in both ammonia an nitrites before thinking of adding in the clean-up crew.

Any advice?
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:19 PM   #27
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Looking good, tank is comming along great

I actually liked my tank more with the diatom bloom ha made it look more realistic to me
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Did you fully dose the bacteria?
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:47 PM   #29
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Did you fully dose the bacteria?
Actually, I overdosed it. :P Put in the amount for algae control rather than tank start-up! I know that Diatom blooms in the early stages are perfectly normal... its certainly growing quickly... which means I may need to get the clean-up crew in there sooner than expected.
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:20 AM   #30
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Wouldn't hurt I got mine in Tuesday and I see a difference fast
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