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Old 03-04-2014, 09:17 PM   #21
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UPDATE: Help, I was browsing the forums and noticed that The ammonia I used to start my cycle contained Ammonium Hydroxide and Surfactant. There was a thread I found that said the Surfactant was not good. Where should I go from here? Start over.. rinse everything.. Not sure....
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Old 03-05-2014, 02:40 AM   #22
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I would not be to concerned about the surfactant during the cycle! Maybe a WC might be a good idea
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:34 AM   #23
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Still waiting on my test kit. I plan on carrying a water sample to the pet store tomorrow to get an idea of the levels. Test kit should be here Wednesday. Anyone might have an idea of the clear looking algae I mentioned earlier in the thread That looks to be on my live rock?

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Old 03-10-2014, 11:39 AM   #24
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I couple tips to offer, firstly is a skimmer is a valuable asset. There are hang on models that would be ideal here. Also when it comes to buying or replacing anything (ie lights) keep it in the back of your mind to get something that is good for reef. At some point you will want coral even just a mushroom, be better to have the stuff and not be concerned then to buy the coral and realize you have to upgrade lights or something.
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:09 PM   #25
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So my test kit arrived today. Here are the results. Any feedback would be nice.

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I suspect your cycle is nearing then end. Once you start seeing nitrates it's almost done. Just make sure to keep dosing ammonia and once it can go 24 hours and read 0 ammonia and 0 nitrites and only read nitrate then it's time for a water change and to add your first living thing.
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So I decided against the 26 gallon bow front in favor of a 40 gallon breeder. Here is the current situation. Please overlook my shoddy aquascape. The light is a Coralife HO 36 inch Aqualight. It came with (1) 10,000k 39 watt bulb and (1) actinic blue light 39 watt. Is this light ok?

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For a 40 I would want at least a 4 bulb unit a 6 would be better
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:03 PM   #30
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So this Unit would not be good for a FOWLR setup?
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