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Old 11-11-2012, 09:55 AM   #21
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I wouldn't add it to the filter just add a bit at at a time well stirring. I think it would be best to take the rock out as well. Easyier to stir in. It's usually a half a cup of salt to one gallon of water hope that helps.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:45 AM   #22
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Ok the hob thing was just a thought and I have 2 240gph power heads in there now so hopefully that will help with the mixing
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:33 PM   #23
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So I have no experience using filter floss how long do tanks usually take to clear up? I prewashed the sand but the tank is still very cloudy
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:19 PM   #24
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The sand should settle in 1-3 days.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:50 PM   #25
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The filter floss is working like a charm. What do you think?
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:52 PM   #26
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Love the scaping!
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:15 PM   #27
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thanks i spent a few hours on it yesterday and a few the day before.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:25 AM   #28
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Nice aquascape

Are u getting live rock to seed those ?
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:12 AM   #29
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For starts I'm going to try bio spira and if that doesn't work then I will seed im trying to avoid hitch hikers
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For starts I'm going to try bio spira and if that doesn't work then I will seed im trying to avoid hitch hikers
you can cycle the tank with a raw shrimp. dont use live rock to seed, its faster but just adds pests that we dont want. Bio-Spira worked really well for me but I think its because of the way that I used it. I called the company that makes it and asked them if it converted ammonia into nitrites and they said no that Bio-Spira is the bacteria that converts Nitrites to nitrates. So I tossed a raw shrimp in my 40g (with just base rock, Same rock you have) and I waited till my ammonia spiked and after it spiked I waited to get a Nitrite reading. When i got a nitrite reading I added the spira and with in 1 week I was cycled. Worked liek a charm and I would do it again. Just dont add it from the start because its just a waste of the bottle. If theres no nitrite to feed on the bacteria will just die out before you get a chance to have your nitrite spike.
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