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Old 11-28-2011, 10:59 AM   #161
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so i need to wait till after my cycle to get the CUC correct?
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:00 AM   #162
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yep. no living creatures should be in the tank for the cycling process.
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I just read this thread front to back and got some very interesting ideas/thoughts.... thanks every1 !!!!

I too am building a 29g

BTW..."Dead shrimp" to cycle the tank = dead shrimp from local food store?? lol
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:39 PM   #164
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I just read this thread front to back and got some very interesting ideas/thoughts.... thanks every1 !!!!

I too am building a 29g

BTW..."Dead shrimp" to cycle the tank = dead shrimp from local food store?? lol
Yes, just regular shrimp.
I'm also following, should be getting a 29 gallon for Christmas!
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:39 PM   #165
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I am now confused about what stage of the cycle process I am in because the tank shows that it is cycled but its only been a week and I cannot imagine that is correct.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:12 PM   #166
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I'm in week two of the shrimp cycle. Thus far my ammonia has spiked and was a 0 yesterday. Nitrite tho is at least 10, and my shrimp is looking quite gross, tho it is definitely breaking down. I try to be patient but I really want to add something living!!
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:00 PM   #167
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Yes, just regular shrimp.
I'm also following, should be getting a 29 gallon for Christmas!
thanx for the clarification...lol
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:15 PM   #168
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What would give me the best flow? Id like to have a 1050 Korilia and a 425 it but is that to much? should I do a 425 and a 750? or a 425 and a 550? just not sure how to rate the flow honestly. Basicly I can do a combination of any GPH Korilia I own a 425 and a 1050 but I am buying one tonight and not sure what one to buy a 750 or a 550?
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Well for a FOWLR, 10-20x turnover per hour is recommended as the minimum. 30-50x for a reef minimum.

For a 29 gallon you're looking at 580gph minimum. You would be fine with the 425 and the 550 technically, but it's sorta up to you. Some people like a little more flow in the tank, and realistically, unless you are beating fish up against the side of the tank, I think you're fine.

I know that Carey used (2) 750's in her 29 and thought it had very good flow.

Thats basically the same as your 1050 and 425 combined.
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well i just bought a 750 so I could do the 1050 and 425 (60x Turnover) or the 750 and the 425 (47x Turnover) its going to be a reef tank not a FOWLR anymore.
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