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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, started cycling a tank about a week ago. Got some new uncured live rock that my LFS said would be good to put in since I didnt have any fish. Gave me a 'How to Cure liverock in a fishless tank' booklet that I have been following. This was Thursday, today is Monday. About 4 hours...
  2. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    Got the remodel done, and caught up on bills, so Im FINALLY getting to put my tank together..... I've put some thought into going BB right from the start, but I have so many questions......First, is BB feasible for a fowlr tank? Right now Im more interested in fish than anything. Ill be buying...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    so i went to my lfs and got tests and my Nitrate was at 27 how do i lower that to 0
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Its a very newbie answer but are all cycles about 1 month? Or is there a way to test it to see what progress I've made or where I am at in the cycle? Also, am I obligated to do water changes during the cycle process?
  5. nano build off 2008
    This will be my first Sw tank. It has been running for 4 days and the uncured LR is ripe to the smell. Lots of filtering and waiting.. My choice for a starter is a 20 gallon tank. My light is a 24" Coralife Aqualight T-5 double linear strip which I dont turn on other than to check the process of...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, Great forum!! And lots of info to read for a newb like me.I have been down the road of FW tanks and planted FW tanks and now I am trying out a SW trial while my basement is being finished to accomodate my built in 125 gallon Sw...as long as I get the hang of this..:) So I started a 20g...
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    Any thoughts on these guys? Do any of you know a coupon code for their site? Are there better places to shop?
  8. General Reef Discussion
    First thing is that I am surprised that I gotten in for i forget things and being that im trying to do so much, i forget certain items. Being that I not had that much assistance on the 40, I gone out to the other lfs and surprise, the system has gotten larger. I talk with the guy and I was...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    NEWSPAPER TODAY HAD A CLASSIFIED THAT STATED THE FOLLOWING live rock 125 POUNDS, live sand, fish ( only one clown left), corals (about 5 or 6 frags of green acropora, 3 frags finger leather, 3 colonies of candy cane coral) for $500. 125 pounds of live rock completely covered in coral line...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I recently bought a 65g 48in by 12in ( fish included ) without any LR. I was wondering if i could add small piece of LR gradually without removing fish? I have an adult foxface, a clarkii clown, a 4stripe damsel, and a juvenile yellow tang. Everything is fine, ( PH, salinity, nitrites...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I took a bottle of tank water to the LFS for testing as he took the bottle he said something that i'm guessing isn't normal he said the water was clear. after 15-20 minutes he came back and asked if anything weird was going on in my tank which i have noticed a white film on my glass then he...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I am on the 11th day of my cycle using uncured live rock. My ammonia has been steady at 8ppm for the last 11 days. Is it normal to be this high??? I havent changed the water because I dont want to prolong the cycle. I think most of the stuff that came with the rock is now gone. Just want some...
  13. Tank Specs
    Four days ago I started cycling my 40 gallon tank with 75lbs. of uncured live rock. My ammonia spiked to about 8ppm but have not done a water change to lower it since I wasnt sure, after reading posts here, it seems to prolong the cycling time. Today I added a product that contains live...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    started cycling my 65 gallon tank with 35lbs of cured lr and 35 pounds of uncured lr, 40lbs of live sand. filters, powerheads, and skimmer on. my question is do i cycle with the lights as well? lfs says go 1-3 months with out lights, while others on the internet say lights should be on from...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Yesterday purchased two nice show pieces of LR from the LFS, about 20lbs worth, to seed approx. 200 lbs of BR and to start cycle on tank. Lady at LFS said that it was cured rock and that it would not start my cycle as it had already been in their tank for one week....:rolleyes: Quick...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Well, I finally had some spare time so here it goes. I pulled out most of my LR. I have about 200lbs total. I didn't pull out a few that had mushrooms, anenome etc. on them that I didn't want to fight with. I wanted to read up on the LR cooking thread again when I got a chance. For now, I...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    is this correct? cured live rock has had stuff die off and has grown the bennificial bacteria that breaks down amonia and nitites, where uncured rock is still going through the dieing off stage?
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I just got home and found two dead fish. I lost a hippo tang and a coral beauty. I'm really upset right now. I'm thinking of trowing in the towel. :bawling: :titanic:
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I'm trying again, since it timed me out last time here is the redo: I need something to keep me busy thinking about the 110 i want to put together since its basically going to be FO & macro, there aren't too many critical junctions such as MH, NO, CF, LED, Moon etc... so i'll go with...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I am sorry, but I thought the whole idea behind live rock was the "LIFE". I know, I know, somebody will correct me and say the "L" in "LR" pertains to the bacteria. Well my gym shoes have bacteria and I don't consider them live. In fact they smell quite dead, lol. seriously though, it perplexes...
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