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Old 07-23-2008, 10:08 AM   #51
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:45 PM   #52
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Did some water testing and I got about 1.5-2ppm of ammonia 0 nitrite and 0 nitrate.

This is going pretty slower than I expected, any idea when I should see nitrite? one more week maybe?
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:54 AM   #53
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Ok everyone,

Just an update.

-Finsihed my sump

-Finished all the piping.

-Got my base rocks (really cool like the kind from macro rocks)
Have it all layed out just have to secure it with the epoxy putty thing.

-Put the background on (boy did it take a while to get all those bubbles out)

Probably going to wait till this weekend to finsish the aquascaping. (base rock)

After that I will fill the tank with water and get some live rock in there.

Then I will start the cycle with some cocktail shrimps


Oh man im excited...
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Old 08-23-2008, 04:21 PM   #54
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Ok after 4 months of research and reading, reading, reading...
Heres what it look like so far...

My water is pretty yellowish. I think i didnt wash the sand enough.

Heres some pics of the tank with the lights on. Its still pretty cloudy in there...


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Old 08-23-2008, 07:16 PM   #55
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:11 PM   #56
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The cloudy stuff is starting to go away...

heres an updated pic.


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Old 08-23-2008, 10:14 PM   #57
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my skimmer is going nuts...

i dunno if its working properly but its making a million tiny tiny little micro bubbles and some are going back into the DT.

I read that this ususally happens with a newly purchased skimmer?

Or can I do somthing to make it stop


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You may want to raise the skimmer a few inches if it's more than 8" -10" of water.
Is your LR in the sump above the water line? If you are not putting that LR in the tank you may want to think about breaking it up into smaller pieces for the sump.
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Its in the DT. Its not shown in the pic cuz i put it in shortly afterwards.

Its too precious to break and put in the sump =p.

I got like some pieces from a torn down tank that was running for many many years so they are like basically covered all in dark purple.
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Ok so I put a stand that made the water go only 8 inches into the skimmer.

It doesn't overflow like mad now. But the skimate is still very wet. I will try and switch to PW instead of the default MW. see if that helps...

Ph 8.3
Ammonia 3
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