hey guys. Currently I'm cycling my FOWLR tank (I don't have live rock yet...actually I have lots of live rock in my other tank but recently my fish got ick so I'm not using this live rock into my new set up yet)...So can you please suggest which starter bacteria should I get to help speed up...
I'm starting up my 20g long tank with a bare bottom and dry rock. I have heard everything from throw dead shrimp in, to buy a bottle of bacteria, or get a fish. Some people even go as far as using urine... My question is what is the most correct way?
Hi all I have a 60lt tank with live rock in
It's been cycling for 12 days and my
Ammonia is at 0 and nitrite is 0 but my
Nitrate is very high is this fine and will
It go down I still have a dead shrimp in
Any help thanks
I had a tank years ago and got into the hobby on a whim. The LFS sold me a bunch of dry LR that took FOREVER to cycle and I ended killing some fish along the way because I didn't understand the cycling process or how to maintain a healthy tank of water.
So this time I want to do it right. I...
I had a 46 gallon dat was running for 6 months den moved to 75 gallon for 2months hated my tank had 40 pound live rock 30 pounds base with 1.5 inch sand
Gave all my fish away and took out baserock and added 30 pounds cured live rock took sand out running barebottom with just hob reef octopus...
For one I am not a beginner nor an expert, but one simple thing that I want answered. Is possible for tank to end an ammonia cycle in a week?
I just tested my water and results were 0 Ammonia, 0 Nitrite, and 5 Nitrate.
To brief everyone I just "restarted" my tank a week ago. I...
I have had freshwater fish for a couple years now and decided to dive into a saltwater aquarium. I have a bunch of questions so sorry for the overload :) but I need as much experienced advice as possible.. I just purchased a
75 gallon aquarium
20 gallon sump
T5 ho lighting system
I am setting up a new salt water tank. To cylce the newly salt water tank, do you need to turn on all the equipment including a skimmer? I bought a skimmer, the instruction say that do not use in newly salt water mixed, it may overflow. Can I turn on the skimmer once the cyle completed?
Hi everyone, recently I upgraded the lights in my tank. However, two weeks after I added the new lights to my tank, I start having an algae outbreak. I am thinking that my tank is been shocked by the change in lights. Is this something normal? I have checked my Nitrates, and they went from been...
So we hit our one month mark and we have tested every other day since day one. We had a spike in AMMO and Nitrite and now we have stabilized and are consistently 5ppm and under for Nitrate. Our goal is to be an SPS tank with not too many fish, planning on mated clowns, 6 Line, Goby/Blenny of...
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Digital Aquatics controller (lights, temp, pH...)
Coralife T5 HO lighting with moon LEDs
RODI water from the start
50 lbs. Pukani dead rock
Refractometer on the way
Aquamaxx HOB-1 Skimmer
I am about half way through my cycle (24 days)...
So last time I posted I had questions about my 40g tank. Well 40g didnt seem to make the cut for me so I ended up getting a 75g tank with overflow. 40g wasnt enough for what i wanted to put in it.
New 40 gallon tank (first for me)
45 pounds of Petco Fiji (curing in...
Ok I went to the LFS today and just looking and when I told the guy about my tank he said I haven't started a cycle yet(Search general reef discussion for "project coraline") 10gal with 3lbs LR, 3 hermits, 5 snails. My levels are good
but he told me without a damsel to start things up i might...