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Old 03-03-2012, 11:11 PM   #21
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Is this a saltwater tank? looks like a freshwater setup to me?
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:13 PM   #22
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Is this a saltwater tank? looks like a freshwater setup to me?
I agree O.o
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:16 PM   #23
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yes, it's a saltwater tank. I have the tiny bubbles right now since I do not have another way to have water circulating through my tank. Like I said it's a start-up.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:42 PM   #24
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If you used LIVE rock to start it up, the dead matter on the rock produces ammonia to start your cycle.
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:49 AM   #25
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Is this a saltwater tank? looks like a freshwater setup to me?
Remember my first saltwater setup carey?

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Old 03-04-2012, 04:46 PM   #26
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If you used LIVE rock to start it up, the dead matter on the rock produces ammonia to start your cycle.
So, live rock would be enough?
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Yes it will work. It might take a little longer to cycle than if if u use pure ammonia(what I did) though.
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Ok. I just want to get it done correctly the first time.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:37 AM   #29
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This is where I am as of yesterday 03/04/12:

Temperature: 78 F
pH: 8.2
Salinity: 1.024 SG
Nitrate: 5 mg/l
Nitrite: .5 mg/l
Ammonia: 2.0 mg/l

Today I tested for Ammonia and I was still at 2.0.
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Doing good, you've got nitrites so thats a good thing. The ammonia will drop all by itself and so will the nitrites.
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