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my 7.5g nano cycling update *JOURNAL*
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SLACkra
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PostPosted: 2004.08.12(Thu)3:24    Post subject: my 7.5g nano cycling update *JOURNAL* Reply with quote

hi all my tank has been cycling for 1 week so I couldn't resist posting an update. it currently has 1-2" of crushed white quarts as the substrate and about 2.3 kilos of live rock. I added 1/3 of a dead prawn which stunk up my room for a couple days( I slept in the guest bedroom) and made my ammonia spike nicly (over 6.4(off the chart)) and now at 1 week the nitrite is at 0.3mg/l. I have watched my live rock and noticed an amazingly large amount of pods(2-4 pods per square inch when the lights are off) and a snail that is still alive surprisingly and I have also noticed about 6 mini anemonies or polyps.(fingers crossed its not aspia but I have seen aspia at the lfs before) the brown algae has started to grow and in as little as 1-3 days my substrate is covered in it!. I also have a very small amount of calerpa sp. that came with one of the pieces I hope it starts to grow! well thats my update! I also plan to have a nice reef as I made my own diy lighting with 4watts per gallon of 6400k pc!(cost me at most 30 bucks) if I can fiquir out how to post pics I will try too!

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SLACkra

if you guys want tank specs (equitment ect) just ask Wink .
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2 winged demons


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SLACkra
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PostPosted: 2004.08.14(Sat)1:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

the small polyp things seem to be multiplying slowly, the snail is still alive cross my fingers he will survive. Brown daitom aglae is growing FAST and all over my white quarts and now some of the glass. rearanging rocks today.

andrew
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PostPosted: 2004.08.16(Mon)3:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

tested my tank water today my ammonia is around 4-6mg/l and my nitrite is 1.6mg/l. I am not surprised to see my ammonia so high I recently added the rest of my dead prawn. planning in the works for diy wooden hood so I can have an extra 15watts.

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SLACkra
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PostPosted: 2004.08.21(Sat)23:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

constuction of diy hood went well but I broke one of the light fixtures so I now need to go get 2 more. planning on having the outside spray painted black and the inside metalic or white. tank is full of life, bristle worms, mini feather duster type worms and these funny little ones that are a white and seem to be segmented. lots of copods the mini anemone/polyps are increasing in number, my small bit of calerpa is growing slowly. now experienceing the red slime algae and some green coloured stuff too. looking into info about lpses as my lfs has some nice pinapple coral ect. I am hoping that they will be able to get me some xienia once the tank is ready for it.

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PostPosted: 2004.08.22(Sun)2:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

just tested my tank water at approximatly 2 weeks since starting the cycle and here are the stats:

nitrate: 110mg/l
nitrite: 2.5-3.3 mg/l
ammonia:0(possibly 0.1)
pH: 8.3

if all goes well I hope to see my nitrite fall during the next week.

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andrew
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Location: sydney NSW Australia

PostPosted: 2004.08.22(Sun)5:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi

I am in sydney and just staring out with my first sw aquarium

I am looking to add some lr to it and was wondering if you could tell me how to work out how much would be required and how much it costs or do you just get as much as you want to make a nice landscape

thanks

Jamie
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PostPosted: 2004.08.22(Sun)16:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

personally I go for the get as much to make a nice landscape as I found live rock in australia to be quite expensive(13 bucks per kilo). good luck with your saltwater

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PostPosted: 2004.08.29(Sun)17:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

my ammonia level is 0 now and my nitrite is nearly 0 but my nitrate is high so over the next week I will be doing water changes to lower it. I was wondering if it would be possible to have a pair of common clowns as the tank inhabitants. the diy lighting has been completed and I am happy with the resaults.

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PostPosted: 2004.09.04(Sat)22:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

its been anouther week and I had my saltwater tanks water tested once agian and the ammonia is 0 nitrite 0 nitrate was HIGH acording to their test kits I will be testing the water myself today. I have noticed a weird thing to be happening to my tank it seem like bubbles of somthing are forming on my substrate then carrying my substrate to the surface of the tank so I have to swish the surface every now and then to get the quartz to float back down. any ideas of what these bubbles are as I don't have much algae on my substrate.

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andrew
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PostPosted: 2004.09.04(Sat)22:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just tested my water and I got a reading of around 10mg/L. I did a small water change this moreing so I think that helped. I will test my water tommorow just to make sure it staying good then I will hopefuly get a clown fish asap.

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