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Old 12-01-2006, 01:23 PM   #11
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thats what i thought, how about a couple of cube of blood worms or something?

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Not a couple cubes but maybe a half or so. I still like the flakes if you have any. Just 3 or 4 flakes every 5 or 6 days.

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Sure, raw/unseasoned.
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Old 12-02-2006, 11:31 AM   #14
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My 2 cents

Maybe some of the live sand from your primary tank 1/2 in or so, and a piece of live rock.
I am starting to think the best bio filter is lots of sand and live rock, every thing else is just water clearing .
I cycled a small tank with a sump using weekly additions of live sand from another tank for about a month some brisstle worms for the sand it cycled really fast.
The only problem was a sudden PH drop, the buffer is used up proably by the bacteria cycling the stuff out of the water.
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Ummm, why not just go the easy route and add water from your almost cycled 135g? There should be plenty of bacteria in the water column by now

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