Just Wanted To Say Thanks!

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Hey all,
Just wanted to say thanks to the community, today I finally finished my nitrogen cycle. I tested 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, and 10 nitrates, and I'm really excited. I would like to say I made it through without any casualties, but because of ignorance I lost my Dwarf cat sucker, but because of this community, I was able to keep the other 4 fish alive and well. I really appreciate everyone's help! When I started this project, I had a 20 gallon tank with black gravel and a few fake plants. But because of this community, I am now the proud owner of a cycled, planted tank, with actual plant substrate and with adequate lighting! I'm really excited to continue to add to it. I also look forward to sharing my experience to help others!

Thanks again!
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Tank looks great! Well done. real plants are the way to go in my opinion.
 

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Congrats, & well done
 

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Sweet!!! Your tank looks really good! Just keep your eye on your light exposure. My tank will get algae fast with to much light.
 

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Do0kski said:
Sweet!!! Your tank looks really good! Just keep your eye on your light exposure. My tank will get algae fast with to much light.
So true. I suggest using a timer to limit your light time. I have 2 beamswork fspec led on my freshly set up planted 75 gallon and was running both 10 or 11 hrs a day...it was too much and I had seriously fast algae bloom. I reduced them to about 7 or 8 hrs max.
 
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JonJal said:
So true. I suggest using a timer to limit your light time. I have 2 beamswork fspec led on my freshly set up planted 75 gallon and was running both 10 or 11 hrs a day...it was too much and I had seriously fast algae bloom. I reduced them to about 7 or 8 hrs max.
yeah, I ran into that myself, I had it on a timer for about 11 hours a day and had a massive bloom of brown algea, so I lowered my oighrbto 7 hours, and got some nerite snails so it's clearing up.

Do0kski said:
Sweet!!! Your tank looks really good! Just keep your eye on your light exposure. My tank will get algae fast with to much light.
Thanks so much! I put my light on a timer to slow down mu algae bloom because it started getting bad.
 

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