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Old 04-27-2011, 12:46 PM   #21
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I'm not totally sure how much is still in the 75 because I never weighed it when we started that tank. I'm estimating there is at least 100 lbs more to put in and that's probably a low guess. That would bring it up to 250 Lbs of live rock in the DT plus 30 Lbs in the sump.
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:03 PM   #22
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Yeah with thatuch lr you may not see a cycle at all
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:36 PM   #23
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Put the lights on today just to see what it's going to look like. Here are a few shots. First with all the lights on. 2nd is just the actinics and LED moon lights. Last one just the LED.

And ammonia is up to .5 tonight so looks like finally cycling.
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The first pictures looks REALLY bright. Hopefully that is just the camera though
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:41 PM   #25
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I took a couple more pics. Hope these are better. The last time I posted one made it look a little spot lightish. Thing is this light has 3 HID 10000K lamps which are in fact kinda set up like spotlights. All post a pic of it before we sat it on the tank.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:44 PM   #26
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Forgot to post todays water parameters.

Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0-0.25 (had just a tinge of purple)
Nitrate 5

Using API saltwater master kit.

Where do I go from here?
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hmm, seems like you need an ammonia source. You can do the shrimp method or the ammonia dosing method (I recommend this more)
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i like your aqua scaping
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:16 AM   #29
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I've had several people tell me I may only have a very small spike with the amount of live rock I added. Is .5 enough? Nitrates went to 5 so I know something got converted.
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