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  1. hop2jr

    Qt Tank Will Not Cycle?

    No I never dosed ammonia I always use fresh shrimp and let them rot in tank. Going to give it some more time before I do water change or use bottled bacteria never had a tank act like this thanks for the advice will update in a few days.
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    Qt Tank Will Not Cycle?

    Temp is 81F and ph is 8.1 have not done any water changes.
  3. hop2jr

    Qt Tank Will Not Cycle?

    10 gallon qt tank cycling for 4 weeks used shrimp test readings tonight are 8 ammonia 0 nitrites 0 nitrates. Bare bottom tank with sponge filter and 2 pieces of pvc pipe that’s it. Put is a dirty sock from cycled DT a week ago no change in readings in the last 2 weeks how do I get this tank to...
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    New 75 Gallon Reef Tank

    Thanks all will update soon with next fish add in a week or two.
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    New 75 Gallon Reef Tank

    This is my GF saltwater tank 75 gallon freshly cycled with 10 hermits, 1 emerald crab, 6 turbo snails, and 2 clown fish. Every one is happy happy happy! Love this new tank! Here are pictures from empty to new aquascape.
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    2CC28F3B-AE63-4DD5-873F-42B2501DF837

    Cycle done, Cuc crew and 2 clown fish happy happy happy with our new live rock aquascape
  7. EB3BF24A-BDAE-4288-AE3C-DDEBA32A851C

    EB3BF24A-BDAE-4288-AE3C-DDEBA32A851C

    Light hung still cycling
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    8EDF9EBB-B2CF-4D5D-87FE-4D00F7399605

    Live rock cycle time!
  9. CDB41300-996C-4984-B310-9AEA25175171

    CDB41300-996C-4984-B310-9AEA25175171

    New 75 gallon tank
  10. 75gal reef tank

    75gal reef tank

    New Saltwater reef tank
  11. hop2jr

    Tank Cycled Small Cuc Just Added

    75gal 75lb live rock 10 hermit crabs 1 emerald **** and 4 turbo snails just added all are happy eating algae. Clowns to be added in a few weeks. Here are some pictures of the build before cycle was complete.
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    Cycling New Tank

    So if that is a false positive my cycle is over? Reading last night was ammonia.25 nitrite 0 nitrate .5 and have green algae growing fast on live rock
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    Cycling New Tank

    Hello everyone I have been cycling the 75 gallon tank for 14 days, have 25lb purple live rock, 25lb regular live rock and 25lb of dry rock. Cycle seemed to be going good put 2 fresh cocktail shrimp in to rot and get ammonia. Ammonia raised started getting nitrites, nitrite rose and got nitrates...
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    Getting Into Sw Life

    Update of setup. Been cycling for two weeks ammonia.25 nitrite.25 nitrate 10 ph 8.1. Getting green/brown algae on a few rocks is that good? Also took your advice and got the jebao 6500 dcp pump form my return and will use the 4000 as a backup. I used 25lb of purple live rock, 25lb of regular...
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    Let’s Talk Overflows!

    Big dreams do you have a picture of your Herbie overflow set up would like to see it?
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    Getting Into Sw Life

    Really do appreciate everything I share knowledge too once I find out what is right. So flow in tank and flow thru sump should be x what of the tank?
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    Let’s Talk Overflows!

    Don’t think I can run Herbie set up my tank is made out of tempered glass an can’t be drilled so my eshopps overflow keeps siphon with clear u tubes.
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    Getting Into Sw Life

    From what I have read on this site the turnover of the sump is x5 the tank minimal and the flow from wave makers in tank flow is x20 the tank. Just trying to get this straight but if you ran x20 the tank on your sump would the skimmer have time to do it’s job efficiently? If the pump is small I...
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    Getting Into Sw Life

    Going to get over 10x the tank on flow and that is small? 4000lph=1056gph at 4feet I’m going 4.5 feet?
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    Getting Into Sw Life

    Ok guys here is an update on build my gf is working 72 hrs a week so she went nuts on some equipment.The tank grew to a Marineland 75gal, pro clear 4 in 1 sump 37”, eshopps 1200 overflow, 300 watt heater forgot the brand, jebao dcp 4000 return pump, 2 sun sun 1300 gph wave makers and 2 580gph...




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