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post #1 of 7 Old 07-27-2009, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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Question How do I tell when my tank cycle is over?

Have some brown on my glass and all that is in my tank is some live rock with lights a heater and circulation? when should I add my clean up crew?how do i determine when i can add fish and corals?
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post #2 of 7 Old 07-27-2009, 06:28 AM
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The algae is a diatom bloom, IMHO. That will represent the end of your cycle. It's now time to add your CUC.

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post #3 of 7 Old 07-27-2009, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for great answer it is always nice to be sure
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post #4 of 7 Old 07-27-2009, 09:20 PM
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what are your parameters?
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post #5 of 7 Old 07-27-2009, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Wink what do you think

My calcium is about 420-440 ppm and i havent gotten the supplies to test the other params so i about a week or so i should have the equipment and will updat the thread. i am on a very tight budget so i wanted to know what anyone thought of my ebay $95 RO/DI. also any good websites that have some resonable prices on powerheads, supplaments, and any other equpment. what i do know is that i will need a TDS meter so any good sites to buy one of those for pretty cheap would be great. thanks 1F2F for all the help i really apreciate it.

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post #6 of 7 Old 07-28-2009, 12:03 AM
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the only way to tell if its good is to use a TDS meter. i got an inline one that reads in and out from a group buy from my local reefing club.
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-02-2009, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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my parameters are really good, PH - 8.4, ammonia - 0, nitrite - 0, nitrate - 0, KH - 10, phosphate - 0. i added some turbo snails and blue legged hermit crabs.
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