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Old 05/07/2006, 11:06 AM   #426
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Jared- looks great! I hope your cycle goes smoothly.

Pat & Sally- hope you're having a great time (and getting lots of pics!)


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Old 05/07/2006, 02:57 PM   #427
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Pat and Bob spent the evening with us yesterday. Pat took a TON of pictues and will be sending them to me when she gets home. We had a wonderful time. Pat and Bob are awesome people. Hope the rest of you get to meet them someday too!!!

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Old 05/08/2006, 12:32 PM   #428
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Hi, I just installed part 1 of my package on Saturday and was wondering how long it would take to see some ammonia. If I don't see any, does that mean the tank is cycled or do I need to do something to make it happen. New to hobby and all help is appreciated. Thanks


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Old 05/08/2006, 12:51 PM   #429
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hey now jallen,

welcome aboard my friend...i am new here too! My rock has been in my tank for nearly three days.
Just test ammonia several times throughout the day if you have time. If you dont get any your lucky!

It's really as simple as Richard lays out in the directions for setup.

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Old 05/08/2006, 12:59 PM   #430
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Thanks,
It's very exciting. Everything is going so well, it has been as simple as Richard said. If I don't get the ammonia, then I don't get a cycle. Should I worry about that or just wait a couple of weeks and order part 2.


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Old 05/08/2006, 01:30 PM   #431
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Thanks,
It's very exciting. Everything is going so well, it has been as simple as Richard said. If I don't get the ammonia, then I don't get a cycle. Should I worry about that or just wait a couple of weeks and order part 2.
You should also try testing for nitrites and nitrates. It could be that the bacteria in the tank are converting the ammonia to nitrite. You may just be one of the lucky ones who has a really easy cycle We'd love it if you'd post some pics of your tank....we LOVE pictures.


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Old 05/08/2006, 02:48 PM   #432
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Welcome to the TBS Owners Society! We should have some kind of name anyway.

You may never have a big ammonia spike. I didn't with either package.


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Old 05/08/2006, 03:01 PM   #433
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You may never have a big ammonia spike. I didn't with either package.
That's ok Dennis, I had a big enough spike for both of us


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Old 05/08/2006, 04:18 PM   #434
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Morning Folks,

Placed my order late Thursday the 4th and Richard called the morning of the 6th with a waybill number.

Southwest however wasn't as cooperative. I got them on the 7th about 15 hours after they should have been here.

Got them home, in the tank and several hours later had... rocks.
Turned on the pumps and skimmer and such and went to bed last night and got up this AM to a perfectly clear tank. I did some scaping' this morning and installed my lights.



Pictures do not do this rock justice.
Look, it's something orange!


A tubular, floppy thing!


Multiple coral thingies?


Whoa, its a red and purple/blue thing!


Left Side


Middle


Right Side


Wow.. this is nice. Makes the rock at the lfs look like something out of the desert.


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Old 05/08/2006, 04:22 PM   #435
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none of the pics showed up


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Old 05/08/2006, 04:26 PM   #436
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thats cause I'm speayshul


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Old 05/08/2006, 04:52 PM   #437
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Look, it's something orange!

A tubular, floppy thing!

Multiple coral thingies?

Whoa, its a red and purple/blue thing!
Something orange: sponge

Tubular, floppy thing: feather duster

Multiple coral thingies: tube corals

Red & purple/blue thing: sponge


Your rock looks great! How's your cycle going? Big ammonia spike?


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Danielle, Isn't the tubular floppy thingy in the pic a Curly-q anemone?


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Old 05/08/2006, 04:56 PM   #439
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Thanks, only been cycling since Sunday morning, so just over 24hours.

Last night ammonia was at .2-.3
This morning it was at 1.2

25% water change. I'll test again later tonight.


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Old 05/08/2006, 04:57 PM   #440
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Danielle, Isn't the tubular floppy thingy in the pic a Curly-q anemone?
oh sure, use your big fancy words

tubular floppy thing impresses my 2.75 year old


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Old 05/08/2006, 05:04 PM   #441
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Sorry, my 1 year old just points at stuff and goes 'da'.

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oh sure, use your big fancy words

tubular floppy thing impresses my 2.75 year old



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Old 05/08/2006, 05:10 PM   #442
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that'll change..
if you stop teaching them to talk now, they'll let you sleep longer in the long run


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Old 05/08/2006, 06:22 PM   #443
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elzool- nice pictures! Thanks for sharing! Man Richard must be working real hard...there have been TONS of us getting his rock lately!

My ammonia right now after rocks being in tank 3 days is .025!

I am happpy!

I have a beautiful larger type featherduster which is brownish/black in color which is the frist I have seen...I have seen red and white/clear ones but this little guy is great!

today a dead gorilla surfaced and was laying dead on a rock upide down...all together not torn up. Not sure why this happened...has something like this happened to any of you?

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Old 05/08/2006, 06:35 PM   #444
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today a dead gorilla surfaced and was laying dead on a rock upide down...all together not torn up. Not sure why this happened...has something like this happened to any of you?

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Old 05/08/2006, 06:47 PM   #445
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bkelley

haha! nice one! I thought that too...


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Old 05/08/2006, 07:29 PM   #446
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Danielle, Isn't the tubular floppy thingy in the pic a Curly-q anemone?
Yep, I think you're right....teach me to just take a quick glance


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Old 05/08/2006, 08:51 PM   #447
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up close shots!

Hey Now,

I finally had time to take some up close shots! Man I am in love with this stuff!










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Old 05/08/2006, 09:47 PM   #448
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pics seems alittle dirty cause I turkey bastered the rocks just before I took the shot...stupid i know lol


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WoW nice rock jared!!!!


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Old 05/09/2006, 06:25 AM   #450
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Hi guys and gals,
Thanks for the welcome aboard. It's nice to have others to share this tbs experience with. All of the pics look great. I'll try to post some of my own. Still no ammonia, I'll check for nitrates and nitrites.

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