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Old 10-24-2012, 12:16 AM   #71
 
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:55 PM   #72
 
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So in short today, I almost flooded the apartment, twice, and thought my 150watt heater was dead (it helps to have it plugged in)

40 lbs of sand gives me between 2.5-3 inches and 48lbs of rock should be a sweet filter. I would share a pic but its cloudy still. Hopefully better by tomorrow afternoon. Pumps are running and I'm using fiter media to catch the fine sand particles. Hopefully it's clear tomorrow so ill add salt and add a LR this weekend.

I want to propagate one of my red mushrooms for a buddy. I don't want to actually cut it up like a pizza pie and make frags, I just want to cut him off a full shroom and glue it to a plug for him. Can I just razor blade the "stalk" off the rock as low as I can get it, then glue it on a plug? U reccomed the gel super glue or something else?
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:04 AM   #73
 
Gel Super Glue.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:17 PM   #74
 
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Still cloudy :(

And I need to try and level the sand some. Skimmer pump is not working either so I need to look at that.

Should I still wait untill the cloudyness is gone to add salt or should i do it now.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:00 PM   #75
 
Its ok to add it now, thsts not going to hurt anything. Skimmer will not work in ftesh water. Unless your saying your pump is just dead that is. It won't foam or create foam in fw.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:07 PM   #76
 
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Its ok to add it now, thsts not going to hurt anything. Skimmer will not work in ftesh water. Unless your saying your pump is just dead that is. It won't foam or create foam in fw.
Pump seems dead. It was working earlier so I donno whats up now. I do wanna put the tunze in at some point but wanted to hold off for a few months so I hope it works.

Salt is added. im shooting for 1.025. I went a little less than the 1/2 per gallon now as i fiigured it would be easier to raise then lower.

As far as the cycle. I only plan to get one 2-3 lb LR to start it. I know it will take longer but thats OK. So i add another source of ammonia as well or just let the rock do its thing.

Also when should the protein be on full time? How bout lights? And since they are dual 10k and actinic, how long should they be on daily?
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:16 PM   #77
 
Run Skimmer once cycle is complete, or the numbers are on their way down, let the nutrients grow. Lights yoiu can turn on anytime you want, 8-10 hours a day. You can add a dead shrimp from grocery store if you'd like. No need to, but most don't think it will cycle on its own. To keep down the Diatom Bloom some, you can keep the lights off during the cycle, your choice.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:16 PM   #78
 
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Sweetness. I will run the lights 12 - 10 as I will do most of my viewing at night after work

So Im trying to get rid of the cyano in the QT. So far i have been just scrubbing the rocks and removing what I can during WC. Is there anyting else I can do to help remove it?

Oh and I have read many different things online. Only top off during cycle and one WC before adding fish? Or should I WC each week?
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:07 PM   #79
 
Top off is fine during cycle, and then a normal WC before adding CUC. To kill Cyano in a QT, just kill the lights for 3-4 days, that'll wipe it out.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:44 PM   #80
 
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Now thats much better :)

Got the refractometer today. Says its 1.028. Hydrometer says 1.024 so thats a big difference. Ill do a small WC and add FW to get that to 1.025. I want it at 1.025 before I buy the LR to start the seed.

Prepping for the storm. This is going to be a nightmare.
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