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Old 05-14-2012, 09:52 AM   #31
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OH...well then, dose ammonia back to 4ppm and see how long it takes to go away. If it is gone in 24 hours you are ready for your first livestock, cycle complete.
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OH...well then, dose ammonia back to 4ppm and see how long it takes to go away. If it is gone in 24 hours you are ready for your first livestock, cycle complete.
What shall i add to dose it up?
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:07 AM   #33
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Pure ammonia from true value. Or throw a dead shrimp in it.
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Dead shrimp it is then.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:37 PM   #35
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Can i add PurpleUp to my system now or shall wait till the tank is fully cycled?


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Old 05-14-2012, 12:39 PM   #36
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I had coraline grow in my 36 w/o any assistance by maintaining proper levels with weekly PWCs. So it is not necessary to use such products. I may try it out in my 55 now that it is up and running...but it will come on its own. Having a rock with coraline will help seed the tank and taking a toothbrush to it gently will help it spread around your tank quicker.
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I had coraline grow in my 36 w/o any assistance by maintaining proper levels with weekly PWCs. So it is not necessary to use such products. I may try it out in my 55 now that it is up and running...but it will come on its own. Having a rock with coraline will help seed the tank and taking a toothbrush to it gently will help it spread around your tank quicker.
My live rock has some already but thought i might as well use this product while i got it for free. They sell them for 20pound in shop.

One more question for you boss,
How long will it take for my dead rock to become live by seeding from my live rock?
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Once your cycle is done, your rock is live. Rock is "live" because of the bacteria that live on it that convert ammonia/nitrite to nitrate.
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So i guess same applies to my coral sand as i added 5kg mature coral sand to my dead 40kg.
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Yes it does.
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