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Old 02-11-2011, 04:39 PM   #1
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Update on my SW tank:]

So, I think i'm on the hump of my cycle? Ammonia was really high...but now it's dropping:] and nitrite is still slowly rising:]

but....ph did drop. its at 7.4 now...i think that may be bad?

I think i posted the pictures right:] The picture that is extremely cloudy was taken 5min after i set up my tank. and the second picture was taken a few mins ago. i just recently added 20 more lbs of sand as well as some live rock:]
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:41 PM   #2
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oh yeah and for those who read and didn't know, i set my tank up on the 31st.
So, first picture January 31st 2011
second picture, February 11 2011
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It helps the sandstorm a little if you rinse the sand in a bucket a bit before you put it in the tank once or twice. Make sure you are rinseing out the sponges on your filter pretty often too since a lot of that is going to get picked up there. Looking good so far.
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Looking good, on your way. Except you should fill that baby up, I hate seeing tanks with a gap of water missing, even if it is brand new lol. Good luck keep us posted.
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During the cycle Dont worry about the PH. It will bounce all around because of the abundance of ammonia and nitrites. Wait till the cycle is over and you do a big PWC before you worry about your PH.
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:07 PM   #6
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Looking good, on your way. Except you should fill that baby up, I hate seeing tanks with a gap of water missing, even if it is brand new lol. Good luck keep us posted.
Hahahaha ah I know I knowwwwww. Yesterday it was filled to the tip top when I added the live rock and extra sand (because I only had about an inch of sand first) and after I added the live rock I took out 5 gal but only put in 2 and a half back because I feared the water would overflow if I put my arm in to move the rocks.

At first I was against doing a pwc, but the dude at my lfs advised to do so to bring ammonia down a bit since I introduced live rock to a tank that was already cycling. And yes, I will keep you guys posted:] if I ever lag on replies or posts don't worry, I'm not a jerk haha i just have school :P
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