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Old 01/14/2018, 08:27 PM   #51
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Old 01/16/2018, 01:34 AM   #52
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Threw in 4 6105s to get the water moving for cycling

https://youtu.be/peed2LmWXZA

I also added about 5 rocks from my establish system to seed some bacteria

Additionally, I dosed 50 ml of zeobak, 150 ml of zeostart and 40 ml of spongepower to get things started.

Zeo cycling gets pricy!!


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Old 01/16/2018, 11:05 AM   #53
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Old 01/16/2018, 01:07 PM   #54
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Old 01/17/2018, 10:28 PM   #55
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Looks like you are making good progress Johnny


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Old 01/17/2018, 11:02 PM   #56
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Iím reusing old sand. Trying to keep to a budget, even though I know using old sand is a risk.

Rising old sand and then adding it in, taking a while.

Iíll run it for a while and Test for phosphate.

I plan to add some CUC and maybe a fish or two in about 2 weeks


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Old 01/18/2018, 12:42 AM   #57
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Attached a second radion to get the life started




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Old 01/18/2018, 10:09 PM   #58
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To my eye 5.0+. Whats ammoina at? Yeah Zeovit is way to $$ IMO, our hobby is pricy as it is so i do t feel the need to spend all the money in Zeo products but many people run awesome reef tanks using Zeovit. I like Microbacter7 for seeding and bacterial dosing and IO Bio Spira for seeding. Both are cheap and proven to work, they have worked very well for me in the past. Man your skimmer is going crazy right now, love it lol. As long as you rinsed the old sand you will be fine. Its not like they make new sand, it comes from the oceqn and needs to be cleaned as well.


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Old 01/18/2018, 11:07 PM   #59
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To my eye 5.0+. Whats ammoina at? Yeah Zeovit is way to $$ IMO, our hobby is pricy as it is so i do t feel the need to spend all the money in Zeo products but many people run awesome reef tanks using Zeovit. I like Microbacter7 for seeding and bacterial dosing and IO Bio Spira for seeding. Both are cheap and proven to work, they have worked very well for me in the past. Man your skimmer is going crazy right now, love it lol. As long as you rinsed the old sand you will be fine. Its not like they make new sand, it comes from the oceqn and needs to be cleaned as well.


Yea I think Iíll pick up some cheaper bacteria to help it along.

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Thirstyís 750 AGE build

Last 2 weeks just been cycling. Finally have diatoms and added some snails and fish

Running the tank sumpless at the moment with about 400 gallons of water







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Last 2 weeks just been cycling. Finally have diatoms and added some snails and fish

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Old 02/05/2018, 03:25 PM   #62
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I would highly suggest keeping the tank as dark as possible while cycling. This will help insure the rock will develop a bio film on it to keep algae from taking hold on the rock and keep any algae from growing due to high nutrients from the cycle. Shut off those lights for the first month.


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Old 02/05/2018, 04:43 PM   #63
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I would highly suggest keeping the tank as dark as possible while cycling. This will help insure the rock will develop a bio film on it to keep algae from taking hold on the rock and keep any algae from growing due to high nutrients from the cycle. Shut off those lights for the first month.


Thank you for the suggestion. So far the snails have taken care of any algae that has grown.

I will definite keep that in mind and reduce lights or turn off if Iíve got excessive algae growth


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Old 02/13/2018, 08:02 PM   #64
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Found my sump!

80x20x20 that I can tuck behind the tank




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Old 02/13/2018, 08:03 PM   #65
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Thirstyís 750 AGE build

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Old 02/14/2018, 07:46 AM   #66
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very impressive, way to be smart and take everything slow!


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