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Old 12-04-2012, 11:21 PM   #51
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For filtering a HOB filter would be enough.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:27 PM   #52
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Thanks. I'll look into a 20 gallon, and get a HOB filter and just run it with a shrimp in the QT.
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Also, don't forget a heater! Wouldn't want your fish to freeze !
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:48 PM   #54
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Also, don't forget a heater! Wouldn't want your fish to freeze !

Oh yes, of course!
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:11 AM   #55
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Updated picture. Beginning of cycle.

Still awaiting my base rock, as it was shipped three days later than I was told. Will add the rest of the sand after base rock is in.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:18 AM   #56
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Testing:
Ammonia: .75 ppm
Nitrite: .4 ppm
Nitrate: 0 ppm

I'm seeing nitrites but my ammonia hasn't past .75. The shrimp has been in there for about 5-6 days. Will my ammonia continue to rise even though nitrites are present? Or is the established LR helping to keep ammonia from spiking?
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:19 PM   #57
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not a great photo. all of my rock and sand are in. Set up to provide a few hiding places, mid level for fish and low for the eel. Also provides ample swimming space for the lionfish.

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I would take the shrimp out now. You should have enough ammonia for the bacteria to feed off of. I only put the shrimp in for 2 days... I used live rock and live sand, what are you using?
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Also, be ready for that shrimp to smell extremely horrible!
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I only had six pounds lr and 20 pounds live sand. The rest is base rock and bagged saltwater aquarium sand.
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