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First Cycle Complete!

Posted 11/19/2011 at 05:01 PM by Aaarrrggg (Aaarrrggg's 144g Half Circle Dream)

Well after what seemed like endless days of the Nitrite test turning the water purple on contact, it stayed blue today! Hurrah!
It's possible it was actually 0 yesterday, but it had been stubbornly purple for so long that I gave testing a day off. I guess that means the cycle is technically complete (12 days,) however Dr Tim's site says to add more Ammonium Chloride at this point.

I'm all for having even more bacteria, so I dropped in 10ml of Ammonium Chloride. I'll...
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Dr Tim's One and Only

Posted 11/08/2011 at 09:24 PM by Aaarrrggg (Aaarrrggg's 144g Half Circle Dream)

I'm afraid I also become rather impatient...

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I'm following [URL="http://www.drtimsaquatics.com/fishless/fishless.html"]Dr Tims Fishless Cycling instructions[/URL] and dosing Ammonium Chloride up to 3ppm. I added 12oz (180g worth) of [URL="http://www.drtimsaquatics.com/One_Only/OneOnly.html"]One and Only Nitrifying Bacteria[/URL] on Mon (11/7) and cranked the heaters...
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Playing with Radions: Part 2

Posted 11/08/2011 at 09:21 PM by Aaarrrggg (Aaarrrggg's 144g Half Circle Dream)

A hint of purple in there now as the "sun" begins to set

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[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/lights4.jpg[/IMG]

BAM! Sunset! The lights flare up a warm orange for ~15mins

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Playing with Radions: Part 1

Posted 11/08/2011 at 09:20 PM by Aaarrrggg (Aaarrrggg's 144g Half Circle Dream)

I've been having a lot of fun playing with the Radion lights!

I discovered that the software can actually do what I want it to already, I just hadn't been pressing the right buttons. The lights each have a mini USB port, so you just hook one up to a computer to configure them all.

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Here's the main settings page with my current settings:

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First FTS

Posted 11/08/2011 at 09:12 PM by Aaarrrggg (Aaarrrggg's 144g Half Circle Dream)

Well it's full, so time for the first official FTS!

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I have the sump going too... (excuse the mess; new power-strips arrive tomorrow so I can get it organized/less fire-hazardy under there.)

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