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Old 05-07-2012, 06:28 PM   #21
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Cool, good call. Well I'll update this thread with some pics and questions I have along the way. Starting this weekend, have to sell my freshwater livestock back to the lfs.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:52 PM   #22
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Well, sold all my fw stock, purchased my salt. Going to start this project tonight! this is a pic before, I will update threw out the build. Going to start building my sump in a few weeks!
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:13 PM   #23
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Dont know if you have shopped there, but Blue Reef Aquatics is also awesome. They and Chad from Reptiles and Reefs are friends and very trustworthy!
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:29 PM   #24
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Dont know if you have shopped there, but Blue Reef Aquatics is also awesome. They and Chad from Reptiles and Reefs are friends and very trustworthy!
Yes, I'm building my nano from blue reef aquatics, also I go to Atlantis aquarium. Both of those store strive to help aquarist! Love them!
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Well, added the salt to the tank. Right now salinity is measuring 1.018. It is still pretty cloudy however. I'll start working on that when it clears. Also added the raw shrimp.

My question is, is 1 jumbo shrimp enough to start the cycle or should I add another one? Again, this is a 60g.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:13 AM   #26
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Did you use pure water for your salt mix (RODI)? If not, please do so for water changes to avoid nuisance algae outbreaks. Typical tap water has enough algae fertilizer to end up making you crazy. It generally doesn't bother the fish, but makes things ugly.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:20 AM   #27
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I did use tap with declor. however, I will be doing RODI changes. I ordered a unit off eBay a few days ago (thanks carey). Lights will be off during the cycle in order to slow the algae process.

Edit. Just traded my 48in 50w twin T5 for a 48in marineland LED fixture. the LEDs are .06w so looking at about 6w total. Hoping this helps control algae. Big difference from my nano-601. That has 25 3w LEDs.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:13 PM   #28
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Any idea how long "instant ocean" salt takes to clear up. Just curious. 24 hours later and it's still hazy. Im in it for the long haul, but it would be nice if it was crystal clear!
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When I mix up my water, I mix it up in 5 gal buckets. I then leave it overnight with a small powerhead and a heater in it. After 24 hours it shouldn't be hazy unless you really over salted it...or that it is cold. Hot water will absorb more salt more easily.
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When I mix up my water, I mix it up in 5 gal buckets. I then leave it overnight with a small powerhead and a heater in it. After 24 hours it shouldn't be hazy unless you really over salted it...or that it is cold. Hot water will absorb more salt more easily.
I may have failed miserably lol. I cleaned the tank out, added new sand (cleaned it), filled it up with 65f water, Declorinated, added power head. Added half cup of "instant ocean", watched it "melt" into the water. Added heater and turned it to 78f (current temp). It is just staying slightly cloudy. Hydrometer reads 1.021 at the moment. Shrimp is breaking down. It's just hazy.

I added the salt directly to the tank. But I was under the impression this was ok since there is no stock. I will be doing my water changes mixed in a 10g bucket.
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