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Old 05-12-2012, 10:29 AM   #31
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That looks fine. Also, don't do water changes during your cycle, you'll make it last longer than needed.
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:42 PM   #32
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That looks fine. Also, don't do water changes during your cycle, you'll make it last longer than needed.
Gotcha, I can kinda smell the shrimp a little under the hood, I know it's working lol
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:25 PM   #33
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It smells HORRID! I put a shrimp in my tank, and it was in my room. A week later i couldnt take the smell and i chucked it into the river.
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Lol, maybe I'll let it decay for 3-4 days then pull it out. Haha, I'm like you and don't do well with smell. I'm sure it will spike the ammonia enough in a few days to get this cycle moving!
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:24 AM   #35
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Well, went to the lfs today to check up on my nano reef coral issue. Mentioned I'm doing this fish only build. The put the scare in me about using the silica sand an how I would be fighting diatoms like crazy. So without taking any water out I managed to get all of the silica sand out and add arginate sand. I rinsed the sand a few times, but apparently not enough. Lol, I thought it was cloudy earlier???!!!!?! Ha, now look at the mess I made. Hopefully this clears by morning!
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:35 AM   #36
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I have argonite and it is great, i didnt even rince it! It wasent cloudy at all.... What did you do?!? Lol

Oh and your dog did something bad i can tell, haha. Go check your room to make sure she didnt barf on your bed or something. Lol
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:50 AM   #37
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Lol I don't know what I did, bag to bucket, rinsed with hose, sand to tank. Ha crap! Guess I'll find out in the am.

You know it, this dog always has a guilty conscience. Can read it all over his face! More than likely he jumped up on the table and cleaned a plates or something.
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Haha we just dumped it in the tank because we were lazy and everything turned out fine in a few days! Just make sure all of your powerheads and stuff are off..
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Good idea, I'll turn them off for a little bit. Got the two filters going, probably not helping at all!
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Yup i would turn em off! You dont want a ton of sand in your filter media, lol. It also stirrs things up alot!
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