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Old 09-22-2011, 06:27 PM   #11
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UPDATE!
I got all of my stuff in and am moving the animal in it to a very reliable pet store (not a chain store lol). I wanted to give it to my bio teacher but she wouldn't take it :/. What should I buy next??
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:21 PM   #12
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Another update
Bought sone more stuff... Sand (reg arag), IO salt, and a powerhead for mixing it... All I need now is the CPR bakpak and im ready to cycle right?
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:29 PM   #13
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Go ahead and start the cycle. I might have missed it but you have the rock also, right? That way you can cycle the tank and cure the rock at the same time. When cycling all you need to check is your ammonia, nitrites and nitrates. All other test will be off due to high ammonia in the tank.
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:30 PM   #14
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congrats!! have been waiting to hear about this for a while now
i cant wait for pics, glad ur parents are letting u haha! xx
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:38 PM   #15
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Haha thanks! I font have the rock yet though
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:52 PM   #16
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where can u get hold of it? lfs or online order?
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:57 PM   #17
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You can find it at a pretty decent lfs (not a chain usually), or buy online there are some pretty good prices online bit it will only be base or live rock that will have a lot of die off
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:16 PM   #18
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I decided not to cycle it just yet. I'm going to paint the back because I'm tired of the crappy black backgrounds that always fall off. Right now I'm cleaning it. And will I need to have an ammonia source if I have live rock, or will I have enough die off to suffice? I am going with the fishless method so i will be buying ammonia if it isn't enough.. Were will I find scentless ammonia? I've heard it's cheap..
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:15 PM   #19
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Woo hoo!!! Another young aquarist like me!!! Haha I'm setting up a 30 gallon reef too... I'll have to look into the CPR.
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:48 PM   #20
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Great!!! Are you on a budget too? It's pretty hard for me to buy this stuff, it's been about a year of planning lol. The CPR sounds pretty good but a sump is much better if it is available for you. Good luck! Also, mine will be a reef by maybe Christmas... Or later, right now just a fowlr.


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Im going to be buying base Rock soon. I'm going to do about 3/4 br, and 1/4 lr... Where can I find good base rock? My lfs is too overpriced.
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