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  1. General Reef Discussion
    After your reef tank has cycled and done with the following two chums, what should I start adding next? Ocean's Blend Part 1 (calcium) Ocean's Blend Part 2 (ph\alkalinity) If you could list in order of most important to least and maybe a time line I would really appreciate it! Zen
  2. Tank Specs
    New tank, got it in aug 2013, 80 gallon with a 70 gallon sump, 1/2 inch of sand, 100lbs of live rock. Stocked 4250 copepods and amphipods during the short period of uglies and about 10 hermit crabs. Used 50% cycled aquarium water 50% new ro/di salt water to start the aquarium which reduced my...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I just set up my 37 gallon saltwater aquarium about a week ago, and didn't bother testing it for the first few days. I was hoping to see the proverbial "ammonia spike", but it never got over .50 ppm. I threw in the cocktail shrimp the day I put the water in, and added the live rock the day...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys, I am in the process of cycling a 100g tank. I used 25 lbs of live rock and 75 marco rock. 40 lbs of caribsea sand and some sand from my established tank. It has been exactly 10 days. My readings show nitrate 0, nitrite 0, ph 8.3 and salinity at 1.025. temp is 78 BUT AMMONIA IS AROUND...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    My tank was set up on March 3rd with dry brs rock and dry sand. I added fritz Zyme at my LFS recommendation on the March 12th. On March 14th i added a cocktail shrimp to the system. I tested today and the results are as follows Results Ammonia .50 ppm Nitrite 0-.25ppm Nitrate 20 ppm Ph 8.0...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    my tank has been up for a month and last week i did my first water change and been recording my results. just looking for some clarification. my tank: 180g 40g sump 130lbs LR 2X 1300gph water circulators ATK 5483 protein skimmer (german made) 120lbs seaflor special grade reef sand Live stock...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Well as the title states, I've had my tank running for over 2 mos and still yet to have any bloom. I do have like 6 dots of pink coraline but that's it. I used 40 Lbs of live agrolite sand and 30 lbs of rock w/cycled live rock from the lfs to seed growth. I've already gone through the full cycle...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Current Position: 55 gallon with 50 lbs dead pukani, no sump yet, 75 gallon rated skimmer, t5 HO lights, rodi water from the start, 4 weeks 8ppm Ammonia, followed by 4 weeks 5ppm Nitrite, 1 week beginning a little GHA, some diatoms: ORP 260 pH 7.9 to 8.1 through the day Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0...
  9. Nano Reefs
    so i have a ten gallon tank with a bunch of live rock and live sand, some algae and 1 occilarus clownfish, what i want in the tank is 2 occilarus clowns, a tube blenny (aka barnicle blenny) and a cleaner shrimp, (maybe like 2 snails and 2 blue legs hermits, is that too much?
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