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  1. General Reef Discussion
    3 days into new sw cycle. PH 7.4 salinity 1.022~1.023 ammonia - 8ppm 0 nitrite 0nitrate temp 82. cycling with live rock. smelly... is this cloudy water will get better anytime soon?
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    I am about to set up a 40B with a 20L sump using most of the rock and corals in my 14 AIO cube. If I transfer all of the rock and corals and enough sand to seed the new sandbed (2 inches of Tropic Eden mini flakes) should I expect a cycle anyway? The existing rock has corals on it and has been...
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    Hi, after years keeping fish I've finally decided to go salty and here is what I've cooked up so far. Tank: AquaOak 4x2 systemised Skimmer: bubble magus curve 7 Sump pump: fluval sea sp4 7500lph Lighting: 2x ecotech radion g2 with tir lenses. Water circulation: 2x MP40 vortech pumps Heaters...
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    I have a 55 gallon marine tank that is about 4 months old. It went through a cycle and I was told by the lfs that its good to go. We have 75 lbs of live rock, 45 lbs of live sand, 2 koralia 450's, fluval 305 canister, 2x54w lights (one blue and one white), 2 clowns, 1 fire angel, 1 yellow tang...
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    I have a 10g nano thats ready for water and am thinking of adding about 8g of water from my main tank during the next WC and 2g of FSW to top it off.. the rockwork is made from dry base rock and i have about 1 1/2# of LR from My DT that will go in to help seed as well.. Will this help speed...
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    What is the soonest anyone has seen a tank cycle and what are some generally common perameters to watch for, my tank is ten days old and the parameters are; ph 8.0, ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate .5, calcium 450, has a very little ammonia spike three days ago and has since leveled out, seems...
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    How long is my new fish tank going to take to finish cycling so i can add fish in? I've had a 10 gallon and had a successful reef back in the day, but I forgot how long it took and how i knew the tank was done cycling.
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    My 29 gallon finished cycling this weekend so I added some snails and hermit crabs, how long do I have to wait to add my first fish and how many fish can i add at once, also can i add some coral right away or will that put too much of a strain on the biological filter
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    Cycling new 90 with uncured live rock. Rock has been taken out and scrubbed several times. Cycle has gone fairly fast so far. Testing water every 3 days. The test last night showed Nitrites at 1 and Nitrates at 160!! Don't thing the test is faulty as it showed in previous test nitrates slowly...
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    Reading today from the new 90 set up are a little confusing to my. I am sure this is mostly to my own misunderstanding so if anyone can clarify please help. Some of these numbers seem way off to me. Here Goes S.P. 1.023 (no problem there) Ammonia 8.0 plus (3rd day now) Nitrites 1.0 (two days...
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