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Old 07-25-2011, 06:58 PM   #21
 
The filter i have is the original one that comes with the biocube.. i guess its carbon based.. i had to take it out due to the protein skimmer having to be in the first chamber.. Ok i'll ask the fish store.. from what i knw from the other times i asked its been der for about 3+ weeks.. some are about a week old depending on when they get there shipments.. Yesterday when i was buying the LR the LFS was saying its a good idea to also get snails, it helps with the cycling process and i guess they said they are pretty hardy also.. The snail they were trying to sell me were saltwater nerite snails.. Is this true?
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:59 PM   #22
 
And also i'll post pictures of my tank once i get home.. im still currently at work. lol

thanks
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Old 07-25-2011, 07:06 PM   #23
 
I personally would not put anything in the tank while the first few weeks are cycling. The Ammonia is not kind to the creatures. But thats just me. And if he's only had it a few weeks, its not fully cured Live Rock, its still cycling Live Rock. They get it in bulk shipment, with newspaper over it to keep it moist, but fully submerged in saltwater, which means there is going to be some die off, and thus a cycle period.
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Old 07-25-2011, 07:08 PM   #24
 
Saltwater Aquarium Invertebrates for Marine Aquariums: Nerite Snail
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:55 PM   #25
 
update:)

So i went to my LFS and i got 9 pounds of fiji live rock... I also found out that they've had the live rock there for about 10 weeks including the other 4 pounds i bought.. So i have about 13 pounds of live rock in my tank... I checked levels..

14 Gallon biocube

White sand substrate
Fiji live rock

Ph:7.6
Temp:77
Nitrite:0.0ppm
Nitrate:0.0ppm
Ammonia:0.50ppm
Salinity: 1.024

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Old 07-25-2011, 11:10 PM   #26
 
Very cool. You cycle might be less than predicted then.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:20 PM   #27
 
Thanks :) Any suggestions for how my tank is right now?

thanks
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:27 AM   #28
 
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Thanks :) Any suggestions for how my tank is right now?

thanks
jeff
Looks good!!
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