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Old 11-28-2008, 02:44 AM   #1
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20g High Nano cycling with live rock





20g High tank $FREE
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30 lbs Aragonite sand $24.00
24 lbs live rock Fiji branch $139.00


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Date 11/26/2008
Ammonia .50 ppm
Nitrite 0 ppm
Nitrate 0 ppm
PH 8.2
SG 1.024
Temp: 78F
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24 lbs Live Fuji branch Rock in tank, 4 lbs rubble in ac 100. total 24lbs live rock. I am letting my tank go through it's nitrogen cycle with the live rock. I will keep a diary here and keep all my questions limited to this thread.

I appreciate any and all advice, tips and corrections. I'm here to learn.

i didnt rinse the sand well enough! Not even close haha but it will clear up
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Good start. Cant wait to see the progression.
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i have been reading a lot about cycling a tank and many places say to raise the temp to 80 degrees while others say leave it in the 70's.

Which is best? i would think warmer but best to ask.


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mid 70's to low 80's would be fine. just keep the temp constant.
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I really dont think it makes a difference. 78-82. As mentioned before just keep it constant.
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Ammonia .50 ppm
Nitrite 1.0 ppm
Nitrate 160 ppm
PH 8.2
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Temp: 78F
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Ammonia .50 ppm
Nitrite 1 ppm
Nitrate 20 ppm
PH 7.2
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Temp: 80.6F
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Date 12/1/2008
Ammonia .50 ppm
Nitrite 1.0 ppm
Nitrate 160 ppm
PH 7.2
SG 1.024
Temp: 78F
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160 ppm nitrates!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! seems extremely high especially because of a 140 ppm increase in one day!
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i know it has me confused. it keeps bouncing and the only thing in the tank is live rock
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