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Old 04-24-2011, 08:33 PM   #11
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For filtration we have an eshopps rs- 200 sump. I have 30 lbs of live rock in the compartment with the protein skimmer. We are using a mag drive 1200 gph for the return pump and want to put some Chaeto in that compartment, but haven't been able to locate any locally yet. May have to order some.

Current parameters:
Ammonia 0
Nitates 0
Nitrites 0
Ph 8.3

Should I be seeing any kind of cycle yet or do I need to add an ammonia source? The rock should have minimal die off since I've had it in totes for a while.
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:12 PM   #12
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if you had it in totes then you should have much die of. do a mini cycle and wait about a week to see if you get any spikes in ammonia. maybe add a shrimp to see if it gets broken down into nitrates
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:58 PM   #13
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Still no ammonia spike when I tested last night. If I don't see anything tonight may add the shrimp Wednesday. Is that a good plan?
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:11 PM   #14
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how is your nitrate? if its at zero, its for sure no ammonia was there. If it was dry rock, I THINK you won't have much ammonia release from them. For a 180g tank, I think its recommended 3-4 shrimps.
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:06 PM   #15
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So a tiny bit of ammonia started showing tonight .25. I'll see where it goes tomorrow then decide on the shrimp. All the rock was sold to me as live rock. Some of it was in my 29 gallon, some in my 75 gallon, and the rest in totes with a heater and powerhead.
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Oh and I also put an old filter pad and bio-wheel in the new tank as well to try and assist with bacteria. That stuff went in Saturday.
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i'm currently curing dry lace rock in a bucket and it took 5 days for ammonia to show up. its at .5 ppm right now and there is still a mossy growth on it thats breaking down
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:48 AM   #18
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personally, I wouldn't add the old filter pad and bio-wheel unless it stays in this tank. adding the filter pad and bio-wheel and taking it out later is the same as adding 20lbs of LR into your tank to cycle and taking it out. You want all of the bacteria on the LR in your DT and not take it out after the cycle.

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Im following you Henry. I can take them out today and complete the cycle without them. Or there is a possibility I guess that one of them could stay in the sump with the return pump. It would just be laying in there but would still have the bacteria present.

The other thing is, I will actually be adding a lot more live rock once I can break down the 75 gallon.
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How much lr total do you have for it then
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