Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-04-2015, 05:32 PM   #21
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dingusplease's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,364
Lol it's a single six year old 2800k T12 bulb... just above candlelight in terms of reefkeeping usefulness :p

I have two full spectrum daylight t12s coming in the mail, but that's only until the 3g leds transfer to this tank.
__________________

__________________
dingusplease is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2015, 07:37 PM   #22
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dingusplease's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,364
Very confusing testing so far:
- all dry rock except two small LR pieces
- homemade frozen fish food added Wednesday 6pm
- >5ppm ammonia reading Thursday night
- At least 2ppm nitrite tested just now!

Where could this nitrite have possibly come from? My tap has no visible nitrite and my rock was 95% dry.
__________________

__________________
dingusplease is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2015, 09:53 PM   #23
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dingusplease's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,364
Any ideas on the weird nitrites? Also, my $30 eBay skimmer is actually doing well so far:

__________________
dingusplease is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2015, 10:27 PM   #24
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mattyfelts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,111
you shouldnt be skimming during a cycle Dingus! itll effect your tests!
__________________
60G Freshwater || 10G Reef
Instagram: MATTYFELTS
Mattyfelts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2015, 10:32 PM   #25
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,536
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mattyfelts View Post
you shouldnt be skimming during a cycle Dingus! itll effect your tests!
Minimally...the only issue would be the skimmer always overflowing due to all the nutrients in the water column. But it can simply be part of the break in period that every skimmer requires.
Sniperhank is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2015, 11:58 PM   #26
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dingusplease's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,364
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mattyfelts View Post
you shouldnt be skimming during a cycle Dingus! itll effect your tests!

What tests specifically? Just interested to learn what effects it can have, bc I am currently just running it to break it in, as Hank mentioned.

Also, while skimming would remove the oily waste from a table shrimp, wouldn't that not matter if the shrimp had already produced enough ammonia for the cycle?
__________________
dingusplease is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2015, 10:56 PM   #27
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dingusplease's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,364
Diatoms are present... Test still shows ammonia though.
I'll take a sample to my lfs tomorrow, and might pickup some salifert tests since my api ones are a year older now.
__________________
dingusplease is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2015, 07:02 PM   #28
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 19
Diatoms


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
daler81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2015, 09:55 PM   #29
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dingusplease's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,364
So this tank finished cycling this week, and I added the remaining corals, cleaner shrimp, and goby/pistol pair to it tonight.

__________________
dingusplease is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2015, 09:56 PM   #30
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
BigRedsReefs10's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 4,675
I had a feeling this wouldn't stay fowlr for long :p. Looks good dingus, nice start


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
BigRedsReefs10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fowlr, new tank, tan, tank

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Starting new 55g FOWLR tank Ljk09 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 11 12-05-2012 03:51 AM
First salt tank - 55g - fowlr OscarFan76 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 1 04-04-2012 08:28 PM
my 55g fowlr and hospital tank shawnn Members Saltwater Tanks Showcase 0 09-07-2011 10:01 PM
Starting my first 55G FOWLR tank borlaracing9 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 37 10-24-2009 03:51 AM
FOWLR is no longer FOWLR Yellow Jobber Saltwater & Reef - Identification 7 08-14-2007 12:05 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.