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Old 11-08-2012, 02:36 AM   #71
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i think the tank is almost cycled i have to get the trites down. i posted a picture of the test results today if anyone can chime in and let me know what i should do please. thank you.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:54 AM   #72
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i think the tank is almost cycled i have to get the trites down. i posted a picture of the test results today if anyone can chime in and let me know what i should do please. thank you.
I see it now, the tests didn't show up on the phone app at first. Yeah, nitrites are too high to put anything in there yet. It's a waiting game at this point.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:58 AM   #73
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Is there anything I can do to get them down? Will a water change help?
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:37 AM   #74
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There's no real way to speed up the cycle that I know of. The nitrite eating bacteria grows slower Than the ammonia ones do. I've heard that turning the heater up into mid 80's can help it grow faster. You said you have a QT tank, right? If its cycled, you could seed the filter/sump with media from your QT tank. That'll help it along.
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I have the eshopps hob skimmer and its fantastic! Quick break in and pulls all sorts of nasty junk!!
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:04 PM   #76
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All the new rock may have caused what looks like a mini cycle. Typically mini cycles caused by adding LR are short lived. Wait a couple days and retest.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:06 PM   #77
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Thanks I will retest it next week. I'm anxious to add fish but I'm definitely going to do this right.

I don't have a qt tank yet bc the 10g I have now has some live rock and a sand star a peppermint shrimp a clown fish in it so I don't want to cut up the media yet bc I still need it for the tank until the 55 is done.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:51 PM   #78
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Hey all. Now that I have my light fixture set up I need something to close the top of the tank. I went to petco to buy 2 24" all glass top covers but it doesn't fit properly. I also have 2 brackets (1 on each side) for the lighting system so it makes it difficult for me to find something. What do you people do to prevent evaporation? Is it needed?
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:11 PM   #79
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Am I ready for fish? Tank is clear. Live rock has been in. Bio wheels are darker in color.



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I'd just get the nitrates a little lower before gettin coral but yes you could add a fish
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