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trixter227
04/10/2015, 11:34 AM
Just got it today so happy!

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/10/c5c8e5f1f5b075e999fcefbfa7609b26.jpg

Also got a help..

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/10/a74dff7f6b841c235aaa7b28e4966c67.jpg

Box started to rip

malira
04/10/2015, 11:47 AM
Cool. I love mine. It's been wet 3 weeks. It looks great once setup.

trixter227
04/10/2015, 01:43 PM
Got water and rock. So happy wanting please cycle fast.

trixter227
04/10/2015, 01:43 PM
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/10/7cbf2467cb4143cfbee047d3c5767c75.jpg
Still cloudy :(

malira
04/10/2015, 02:00 PM
Are you going to use a starter. I did and put in a fish from mt son's tank to start things off. The nitrates and among a were slightly elevated but it took around 8 days for everything to stabilize. Added palys and papaya polyps and things are going great. I'm looking for clowns right now and then goby and pistol shrimp. Finally a Sherman rose anemone.

trixter227
04/10/2015, 02:22 PM
Sweet hope to hear more on it. And no should I or just wait? It is cured lr. How is the flow it seems pretty light and I dont have the money ti drop on a mp10 or crazy wavemaker should I just get a bigger pump and a spin stream?

malira
04/10/2015, 02:29 PM
I upgraded to a mj900 but a 600 would work and a spin stream. I am very happy with it. The only problem I had was it sent a focused stream of water against the front glass which moved a lot of sand so I put a piece of rock to deflect the water. ........problem solved. I'm happy with the flow in the tank now.
I'm using the extra pump for water changes.

malira
04/10/2015, 02:32 PM
To answer question about a chemical starter, it's quicker. How were you going to cycle your tank?

trixter227
04/10/2015, 02:33 PM
Honestly I dont know. I have never cycled a aquarium my other reef I just poured water rock sand and corals the first day and fish a week later but I know now I need to cycle but not sure on how.

malira
04/10/2015, 02:45 PM
Look up "Dr Time one and only." It has some great info. But there are others. Fritz and Instant Ocean both have one also. I've use both and I like Instant Ocean better. Then just a fish and monitor. There are probably several threads or a sticky dedicated to this subject and more thorough than my description on this forum. It is a lot faster and safe. You know for sure you have the nitrfying bacteria.

trixter227
04/10/2015, 05:11 PM
Thanks will update progress

VisionsOfSalt
04/10/2015, 11:05 PM
Urinate in the tank and wait for a few weeks.

malira
04/10/2015, 11:18 PM
That's too funny.

Dr Time one and only and ammonia is a little more palatable. But not as story worthy.

VisionsOfSalt
04/10/2015, 11:44 PM
Easier to control too, I reckon

malira
04/10/2015, 11:50 PM
Just make sure you lift the lid.

trixter227
04/16/2015, 06:39 PM
6 days in
Parameters
pH: 8
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nirate: 30-ish