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  1. General Reef Discussion
    My aquarium has been testing ammonia of .25 The test kit I am using is API. I added Seachem AmGuard to protect my fish. I also read that API test can give a false read, so I purchased a Seachem Ammonia Test Kit. The results from the Seachem test are "free" ammonia is 0 and "total" ammonia is...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    My aquarium has been testing ammonia of .25 The test kit is API. I added Seachem AmGuard. I also read that API test can give a false read, so I purchased a Seachem Ammonia Test Kit. The results are "free" ammonia is 0 and "total" ammonia is .25 This has been going on for a month now. I do...
  3. Marine Depot
    Fishless Cycling a New Aquarium A Recipe for Success from DrTim's Aquatics!
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I've read a lot of posts about new tanks and their cycles but I've never seen a progression of what the water tests should look like. Hopefully this give some beginners an idea of what to expect when they cycle their tank. I'm by now means an expert but this cycle went pretty flawless and was...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I am cycling a new tank setup, 240 gal display with a 180 gal sump. The skimmer is not running, no cheato yet, no deep sand bed yet, and no fish or corals. I have about 190 lbs of rock in the tank. Tank is running at 78 to 79 degrees, ph 8 to 8.1, and using ro/di water. The rock is new reef...
  6. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    Ammonia was off, did water change and feeding less. So one week later, it’s looking good.
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hello! One week ago I set up a 30 gallon tank, cycling it with Dr. Tim's One and Only. I have been testing periodically and the ammonia spike has already passed, but the nitrites spike came with worrying levels. They are, from what i can tell, off the charts. They have been like this for a...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    So ive had my tank for about 4 weeks now. I have live sand and live rock added to the tank and was putting aquavitro seed in. After testing my water i got no reading from anything. I took the advice and put a raw shrimp after two days i got a reading of nitrite anywhere from .50ppm and 5.00ppm...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hi to every reef tank lovers. I have a problem with my cycling. Maybe it’s not a problem, but I’ve always been at 0 nitrates, 0 nitrites and 0 ammonia. Don’t worry about the nitrates testing, I shaked the bottle really well. Here is my setup : - 80 gallons tank - 20 gallons sump - My...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Live in key Largo. Evacuated during hurricane Irma. I left my 75 gallon reef tank with battery backup air pump but it was not enough to last the 4 days i was away. We were finally allowed to come back on Tuesday and found house without power, all fish dead. Only life in my tank are a few corals...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone! I am having a bit of a difficulty in cycling my tank. Timeline: 08/10: Tank had SW put in + Added Fritz 9 08/14: 10G WC with NSW 08/16: Added a capful of ammonia (this is where i went wrong) and didn't test (i know i know) 08/20: Stopped dosing ammonia 08/25: Tested Ammonia...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I set up my new 46 BF 13 days ago. I added 40 pounds of the CaribSea live sand, 45 pounds of Marcos dry rock and 10-20 pounds of live rock from my old tank. I added a whole bottle of the BioSpira stuff (the 75 gallon bottle). The tank is at 79 degrees. All RO/DI water with Kent salt. No skimmer...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I have been having issue with what appears to be green hair algae on some of my rocks and a purple/red algae on my sand bed since I setup this tank about 1 year ago. I have slowly been removing some of my current sand and a week ago I added new sand to replace it. I did not have a deep sand bed...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    New to the forum, apologize if there is an existing thread I didn't find. Problem: We set up a 30 gal tank about 5 months ago. Live rock, sand to begin. Allowed it to cycle for about 5 weeks, introduced a few plants (which are still living). Introduced a few (5) hermits a week later...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Good afternoon, TRT! It has been about two years since I have posted on here. I have had a very successful 25 gallon reef for the last two years. (A big part of my success was due to the info I received on TRT). I recently made a big upgrade ( 120G ). All my livestock & corals are in the 120G...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I have decided to begin a new journey into the world of marine tanks. I purchased a - 75 gallon tank - 75 pounds of aragonite sand - 40 pounds of dry rock - Instant ocean salt - Fluval FX6 (i purchased this before i decided to go marine) - 300 watt water heater Unfortunately i was given...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    So when input this tank together I used "dead" rock (dried live rock) from my old tank I had a few years ago. My ammonia spiked to 8+ about a week ago. Today I tested and ammonia is 2 and nitrites 5+ And nitrates already 5. So I'm worried by the end of the cycle my nitrates will be so high I...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    hey guys not sure if there is another thread out there for this. just wondering what is normal levels during cycle. my ammonia spiked to 8+ then a few days later dropped down to about 2. once I saw that I measured nitrites and they rose to about .5. How high should nitrites go before they...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    So first off, this isn't my first tank I've cycled. I've got a 18 month old 90G upstairs and am starting a 37G downstairs for my daughter. I dosed ammonia to 2ppm 25 days ago. Then I fed the tank every few days with pellets to add some organic stuff and let some decay happen. I've been...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    My tank had about 2ppm of ammonia probably 3 days ago and nitrate at 0ppm and now my tank has 0ppm of ammonia and probably .25ppm nitrite and 5ppm of nitrate!! is my tank almost done cycling?! :D how long till i can add my first fish?! I'm so excited haha
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