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Old 12-08-2010, 10:00 PM   #41
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yeah that sux... i like the hitch hikers.. here is todays test

sal=1.024
ph= 8.0
ammo=.50
nitrite=.50
nitrate=80

so i thought i would be ok with just waiting around for this tank to cycle,cause i already have a 30 gal sw tank running...but... i wish it would go faster!! i wanna scape it so bad.. plus..joke.. i know the fish in my 30 gal are staring at it just waiting to explore..lol

should i be testing every day when cycling??

and when i do the first water change... does enyone do it out of the sump?? waite that wont work will it? nevermind
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:19 PM   #42
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i wouldn't test every day. every 3 or 4 days is fine.

you can do a water change from the sump if the sump is large enough. you have a 30 gallon sump. if you are only doing a 10 gallon water change, i would take it from the sump, unless you are vacuuming up something in the DT during the change...
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:27 PM   #43
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i would test the water every other day...i do my PWC by vacuum from the DT coz i have small tank...then i top up the water through the sump...as Mr X has said, u have 30 sump which is big enough to do PWC there....except if u want to vacuum out the waste or detritus from the sand....JMO.....
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:36 AM   #44
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so whats with all the bubbles?? in the sand and on the rock?? bubbles coming from all over.. it looks like willy wonkas in there.. i know its not from the return.. its coming out of the sand and rocks.. and when i first put the sand in i stured it up to get most of the bubbles out.. stuff on in front of the rock is salt on the glass..sory but all the black looking spots in the sand are bubbles

also when do i turn on the skimmer?? and put the filter sock back on? no hurry just wondering
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:02 AM   #45
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u have same problem with someone here....some said its was nitrogen and its normal...but idk....can wait the expert answer it for u....
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...also when do i turn on the skimmer?? and put the filter sock back on? no hurry just wondering
what did u meant..??? did u switch off your skimmer right now..??
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:24 AM   #48
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u have same problem with someone here....some said its was nitrogen and its normal...but idk....can wait the expert answer it for u....

what did u meant..??? did u switch off your skimmer right now..??
yeah i was informed to not run skimmer or sock when cycling, its been off since i started cycle

sory about the extra posts...ooopppss
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owh..im not sure about that....anyway, when was the last time u read your water parameter...???
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those are diatoms on the sand bed, and yes, that's gases leaving the sand bed. i have read (and typed on this forum as a result) that it's nitrogen. i don't think it's a problem, for it's been a happening in most, if not all of the tanks i have cycled, and goes away as fast as it came.
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