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post #1 of 11 Old 07-25-2012, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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My Tank done with its cycle?

its been about 2 weeks since my saltwater nano has been running, All of the ammonia and nitrites are at 0ppm, and nitrate is 0-.5 Is my tank done cycling?
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post #2 of 11 Old 07-25-2012, 07:29 PM
WOW, thats a fast cycle. Did yoiu use fully cured Live Rock? I'd give it another couple of days to be on the safe side. Then go ahead and add CUC, and a fish. then add slowly after another 2 weeks.
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post #3 of 11 Old 07-25-2012, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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yea, i used fully cured live rock, and 30 pounds of live sand. also, everyday, i added a bit of already cycled water to it, just to kinda experiment... i guess it worked
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post #4 of 11 Old 07-25-2012, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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also, whats a CUC?
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post #5 of 11 Old 07-25-2012, 07:36 PM
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post #6 of 11 Old 07-25-2012, 07:37 PM
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yea, i used fully cured live rock, and 30 pounds of live sand. also, everyday, i added a bit of already cycled water to it, just to kinda experiment... i guess it worked
Fully Cured Live Rock did it, the water doesn't carry enough bacteria to help anything go faster. But, I'd say your good.
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post #7 of 11 Old 07-25-2012, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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ah ok. Also! the coral i have has grown so much! let me try and get a picture of it
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post #8 of 11 Old 07-25-2012, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Here it is... http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/...reandafter.jpg

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post #9 of 11 Old 07-25-2012, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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also, for stocking, i was thinking 2 occelaris clowns, and 1 6 line wrasse, also a sandsifter starfish... the only one im really concerend about is the sandsifter, because i believe they get to be 11 inches...
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post #10 of 11 Old 07-25-2012, 08:06 PM
Sand Sifter will take a long time to get to that big.
Some form of Xenia?
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