REEF2REEF Saltwater and Reef Aquarium Forum
I would like to get into cycling ours tanks and how I am going to be cycling my new system and what all the products that I have had success in the past with. As soon as my fill up the 150 gallons which which should only tank a few hours since I have a 50-gallon saltwater mixing station w/ a 6 Stage RODI w/ a Dual Membrane which makes up to 15 gallons per day if need to be... Ones my tank is filled, my first goto product is #DrTim's - nitrifying bacteria and there which will remove the toxic ammonia from the aquarium as well controls other offensive odors. I added a link for some more literature on #Dr #Tim's One and Only nitrifying bacteria and the process of how it works and the steps you take to cycle your tank. I added a link that has a short vide on Dr Tims stuff should be properly added to your display. Dr. Tims products and videos that they have on there website. Plus, I will be using around 50lbs of some Old School Premium Fiji Live rock that will be pre-cured and ready to go since my Fiji has been in a Brute 35-gallon Commercial grade Garbage can for cycling my live rock. I would be careful on what you use to cycle your life rock b/c IF it's not a commercial grade Brute CAN, you could get some leaching. I will only use Brute cans b.c I know for a fact that the material that Rubbermaid uses on there #Brute cans will not leach anything. This stuff is not cheap by any means but it's very effective.
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Short Video on Dr Tim's:
Here the directions on what you need per your tank size:
Choose the size best suited for your saltwater tank:
- Eliminates new tank syndrome
- Instantly creates a bio filter
- Removes toxic ammonia and nitrite, naturally
- No sulfur or other offensive odors
- No wait needed
- 100% natural
The key to setting up a successful saltwater aquarium is to quickly convert the fish waste to a non-toxic form before it builds up to toxic levels. This process is done by nitrifying bacteria. Under normal conditions, it can take 30 to 45 days for these bacteria to become naturally established in a newly set-up aquarium. Unfortunately, during this time period, ammonia and nitrite can increase to levels toxic to fish - a common problem called New Tank Syndrome. Our nitrifying bacteria are the result of the latest scientific research and are used by public aquariums and professionals around the world to control ammonia and nitrite.
Good for 6 months at room temperature, 1 year at 50F (10C).
Keep refrigerated for longest shelf life.
Directions for Use:
SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING.
FOR BEST RESULTS, USE THE ENTIRE CONTENTS AT ONE TIME.
Minimum dose: 10 ml per 10 gallons of aquarium water.