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Old 11/09/2017, 06:32 PM   #26
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I wouldn’t even bother testing nitrates until u have 0 nitrite. Nitrite can make the nitrate test have false results.

As far as Dr tims, I’ve used it & biospira & they both had similar results. I don’t think they sped up my cycle overall. What they did was process the ammonia to nitrite rather quickly so I had 0 ammonia. Nitrite would stay high for 2 to 4 weeks & the overall cycle still took 30 to 45 Days. After my results I assumed the reason they say u can add fish so quickly is because it’s processes the ammonia to nitrite quickly & nitrite isn’t really toxic in saltwater at the levels we see.



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Old 11/10/2017, 08:56 AM   #27
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I️ cycled my last build with Dr. Timís and it took about 8 days. 100% dry rock and Carib-sea Ocean Direct Sand. On my previous builds I️ cycled with a dead shrimp and it took about a month. So while it doesnít happen as quickly as their marketing suggests, I think it definitely works. And I️ like that you can add a bottle down the road if you pull some rock out and you see your bio filter not working as efficiently anymore.


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Old 11/10/2017, 09:27 AM   #28
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On a previous tank build with dry rock, dry sand, and Dr. Tim's, it took over 12 weeks for my nitrites to go to 0 within 24 hours. On my current build, also with dry rock, dry sand, and Dr. Tim's, I'm at 7 days and ammonia has not come down to 0 from the initial dose of 2 ppm.


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Old 11/10/2017, 09:54 AM   #29
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I️ think i have to try this. I have a new build that I think is too sterile. After 2 weeks, all tests 0. So I started adding flake food everyday. After a month everything is still 0. I️ just added a cube of mysis a couple days ago and have not tested. If it is still 0, i will get a bottle of dr Tim’s. I️ don’t remember ever cycling a tank this long and was thinking my tank would be ready by now. I️ want the tank cycled by thanksgiving.

I just checked, everything is still 0.

how long exactly do flake food and mysis shrimp take to decay? I doubt the tank is completely 100% bacteria free even with new rock and sand.



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Old 11/10/2017, 10:52 AM   #30
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checking amazon, is it Dr Tim's One and Only for Reef?
or is there another product?


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Old 11/10/2017, 06:46 PM   #31
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checking amazon, is it Dr Tim's One and Only for Reef?
or is there another product?
That's it

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