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Old 11-12-2012, 06:37 AM   #61
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So I got the sand all in there and a cup of live sand from my other tank. Then I got the base rock in there (50lbs) along with maybe 10lbs of live rock from my other tank. Then I got the ammonia up to 4 and now I just get to play the waiting game anyone know if raising your temp actually helps the cycle?

Also I got the skimmer all set up and in place can't wait to see how it works after my cycle is over it's a HOB SeaClone 150 made by marineland
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:55 PM   #62
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I've read that turning the temp up to mid 80's will help bacteria grow faster. Never saw actual research, but bacteria does like warm places. I did it for my tanks.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:04 PM   #63
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Ok thanks. I'm already resisting the urge to test my water..... This is going to be a long cycle.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:26 AM   #64
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I was looking at my tank today and it's really wierd seeing the super white rocks and nice clean sand haha. It's a shame it's gonna go away :/ haha.
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I was looking at my tank today and it's really wierd seeing the super white rocks and nice clean sand haha. It's a shame it's gonna go away :/ haha.
Yeah, I know. Lol. My nice white rocks in my 30g aren't white anymore.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:17 AM   #66
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Yeah. I'm hoping it'll take longer sense it's not a reef so I just have some cheap fluorescent bulbs. should cut down Alot on algea
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:52 PM   #67
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So my 55 is now reading
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So I was thinking about getting a chocolate chip sea star but liveaquaria says not to keep them with puffers. Does anyone know why?
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heres is a good link i followed hope it helps

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So I was thinking about getting a chocolate chip sea star but liveaquaria says not to keep them with puffers. Does anyone know why?
a chocolate starfish is a invert and puffers eat them
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Okay. That's what I was afraid of :/ oh well. I should still be fine with a long spine urchin right?
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