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Old 12-01-2008, 09:56 AM   #11
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Welcome aboard. Looks like you are off to a great start.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:58 PM   #12
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Woah, thank you austindad, I almost forgot to post that testing results

Day 2 - 12/1/08
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0
PH: 8.2
SG: 1.022
Temp: 78F

One quick question: How often do you do this testing while the tank is still cycling? every other day or everyday or even every 3 days? Please advise

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Old 12-02-2008, 06:22 PM   #13
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If you got cured rock you may need to add some grocery store shrimp to your tank to get the ammonia started. It looks as if you dont have an ammonia source yet.
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And also you could test every few days and be OK.
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Aw. yes as Catmel Stated One good Size shrimp to get your ammonia source started should do the trick.... Your tank looks great.... just take a look at

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As you see now. You haven't "started" the cycle yet.
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haahahhaa, dang Austindad, you win and you saved my time of what I thought the cycle had begun :P *knock myself on the wall*

I finally got my raw shrimp, it's headless shrimp, it doesn't make any difference rite? I hope not, there's no real seafood market nearby :'(

Thank you guys. I will do the testing today after I drop the shrimp last nite. Thank you Tank2379 for the compliment

Melosu, every few days is okay? Yay!
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Good luck. You`ll be OK
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:50 PM   #19
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Okay, first reading after dropping the raw shrimp yesterday.

12/4/08
Temp: 80F
SG: 1.022
PH: 8.2
NH3 (Ammonia) : 0.5
NO2: 0
NO3: 5.0

I hope these are getting where I'm supposed to be.
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Your on your way, happy cycling!
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