haha thats ok, and it gives a good picture of the cycle, seems right in line, but Nitrate seems high for the start, but that could be from a number of things, like your live rock.I did at the beginning. I'll admit I was a little overly excited about the new setup. I needed something to do besides buy stuff LOL.
well it rains it pours huh? man thats really too bad!I installed the new plumbing system for my frag tank today. That went okay except I accidentally cut the flex tubing to short. It was from the overflow so I had to replace the bulkhead with a spare. The problem is my strainer could only slide into a smooth PVC overflow and the replacement was threaded. Anyway after a trip to home depot and a few hours of tinkering I got it silent again.
On the more sour note my six line that I picked up yesterday was some ich that I need to take care of. So I set up a 75W heater and an air stone in a 5.5G tank. I wanted to use water from my DT for my QT to minimize stress so I made a extra batch of ASW to replace what I took out. Somehow I got all turned around and starting putting in the new ASW before I started filling the QT. Long story short I overflowed the sump. Somehow the water rose in the DT (draining the sump) and then dropped suddenly and filled the sump after I dumped the extra ASW there.
So after cleaning that up I moved the 5.5G tank over to the table and placed it there. It wasnt quite centered so I pushed on it to slide it a bit. As soon as I did that the paper thin glass broke. Three huge cracks lined the front glass top to bottom that immediately started leaking. I had a moment of panic as the tank was full but I stopped holding the glass together and ran to get a tote. Thankfully as I removed pressure it didn't catastrophically fail. I returned with a large bucket and drained the tank and now I'm just using a 4G plastic bucket as a QT.
So that whole ordeal took 6 hours and by the time the QT was up to temp the six line had gone to bed and I couldnt find him. Hope hes still alive and not infected my tankmates by tomorrow afternoon.
I was raised in the mojave desert, near the sierra nevada mountains!mohave desert 3 hours north of my house. Its really a boring place. Hotel has internet access though.