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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Alright. Let me begin with giving you guys some details. I purchased a used JBJ 28G NanoCube with the live sand and live rock still in it, wet. I put the sand and rocks into a cooler and wiped/scrubbed the tank. Put everything back in and refilled the tank within 10 hours. I thought I might have...
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    Okay, so I apologize if this is a silly question, but I need to ask it because I haven't read it anywhere else. I have an African Cichlid tank with about an inch of extra aragonite sand at the bed. This tank has been running forever now and was properly cycled from the beginning, thus I have...
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    I'm trying to remember the exact science behind establishing beneficial bacteria in a tank. Bacteria is colonized that breaks down waste. First bacteria that breaks down ammonia thrives, which is overcome by bacteria that breaks down Nitrite, which is overcome by bacteria that breaks down...
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    Hey guys. This is my first post, but I've done the majority of my research on these forums as I believe they are extremely helpful as well as knowledgeable. Anyways, I had a question regarding my tank's (30g) beneficial bacteria and the ammonia. I started this saltwater tank roughly a month...
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    just moved my tank and fired it up. My live rock was out of the water for a couple days, but my live sand I just realized was always wet. As I fired the tank back up (no live stock) I cant keep the ammonia up. I tried to add pure ammonia to get it to 2 ppm but it goes back down quick so I am...
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    what substrate is the best for housing beneficial bacteria? Aragonite? Crushed coral?
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