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Oboeman58
10/05/2017, 05:38 PM
Hi Folks. I made a trip to my LFS yesterday. I picked up 15 gallons of salt water, and 5 gallons of RODI. On my last trip there, the live rock selection was light. I hit the jackpot, I think. A shipment of Pukani just arrived, and was still sealed in the shipping box. I had the pick of the lot.

http://davidmankin.com/images/live_rock1.jpg

I used maybe 2/3 of a 20 lb. bag of Carib Sea Fiji Pink live sand, arranged the rocks, and carefully filled the tank. Over the following hours, I watched the water clear, and went to bed with it fairly clear. When I checked on the tank this morning, the clearing was complete, and the water is beautiful!

http://davidmankin.com/images/Clearing_tank.jpg

I checked my water parameters for the first time. My LFS guy told me to expect a (possible) quick cycle, as the rock seemed to be 'healthy' (my term, not his). I was a little surprised at my readings. I'm new at this, and wasn't expecting some of the numbers so early.

http://davidmankin.com/images/day1.png

I'll be testing daily to see what these numbers do.

Wish me luck!
Dave

Oboeman58
10/08/2017, 07:07 AM
Ah! The ammonia levels plummeted overnight! 5 days...

http://davidmankin.com/images/test-10-8.jpg