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Forum: Saltwater Journals   02-04-2010, 11:40 AM
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Posted By Allbread
Finally a little movement on this tank. I got...

Finally a little movement on this tank. I got some sand from the LFS to help seed my rock and sand. THat was two days ago and today my Nitrates are finally going up. I don't see any change in...
Forum: Saltwater Journals   02-02-2010, 09:14 AM
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Posted By Allbread
I was testing for nitrites, not nitrates. And, to...

I was testing for nitrites, not nitrates. And, to be clear, I didn't test the tap water but the treated, pre-mixed saltwater that I have on standby for water changes.

I'm not concerned about the...
Forum: Saltwater Journals   02-01-2010, 09:45 PM
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Posted By Allbread
Sounds like I have some reading to do. ...

Sounds like I have some reading to do.

Should I suck up some of that algae and do a water change while I'm still showing some nitrites in the water or should I just let it ride until it drops to...
Forum: Saltwater Journals   02-01-2010, 09:43 PM
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Posted By Allbread
Using tap water with de-chlorinator drops,...

Using tap water with de-chlorinator drops, pre-mixing with aeration and then in the tank. I wondered if the tap water is problem so I tested the saltwater that I have on standby in another bucket...
Forum: Saltwater Journals   02-01-2010, 02:40 PM
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Posted By Allbread
Patience does seem to be the trick and I admit...

Patience does seem to be the trick and I admit that I'm having some troubles with it. Now the diatom bloom is raging full bore and is pretty much on every surface.

I keep waiting for my Nitrite...
Forum: Saltwater Journals   01-30-2010, 06:58 PM
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Posted By Allbread
Day 10

Diatom bloom is really taking over! Ammonia is still at zero, nitrites are at 1ppm, and nitrates are at 10ppm. I'm going to wait until nitrites disappear before adding crabs and shrimps. Hopefully...
Forum: Saltwater Journals   01-29-2010, 09:32 PM
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Posted By Allbread
Good call, Pasfur - I got home from work...

Good call, Pasfur -

I got home from work today and the bloom has hit! All sorts of brownish funk on the LV and sand. Even a few yellow fuzzy spots in certain places.

I tested the water this...
Forum: Saltwater Journals   01-28-2010, 04:32 PM
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Posted By Allbread
Fastest cycling tank ever?

Tank has been running for exactly one week (since I put in the un-cured live rock) and it seems to be cruising along at a much faster rate than I expected.

First off, I learned that I was doing...
Forum: Saltwater Journals   01-24-2010, 05:33 PM
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Posted By Allbread
50 gallon cube

Picked up a used 50 gallon (60 with built in sump) cube on Craig's list with 12x24" t5 fixtures and bulbs for $300. Decided it would make a great first tank since I was having such a hard time...
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