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  1. D

    New 20 gallon, cycle question.

    hello R2R world! New to the forum, and also my first salt water tank set up! So on Thursday I set up a 20 gallon tank with an aquaclear 50. Set temperature to 78°f. My salinity is at 1.020. I used 10 lbs of dry rock and 20 lbs bag of Fiji pink live sand. I also added 1 raw never frozen shrimp...
  2. Chipper1978

    Cycling - Take Action or Let Alone?

    Waiting for my new Waterbox 130.4 to cycle (fishless) and would like opinions on whether I should do a water change, add more bacteria, or let things alone. Here’s a daily log... 5/3/20 - Approximately 70 pounds of MarcoRocks and 60 pounds of AragAlive sand. Added saltwater (0 TDS RO/DI at...
  3. gavinb612

    Upgrading tank question

    I unfortunately made the mistake of settling for a lesser than because it was cheaper, and now I am switching to what I wanted, but my question is, will me moving all my rock, ceramic, marine pure, and possibly some of the water cause a cycle in the new tank? I’m moving from a 24g Aquatop that’s...
  4. F

    Tank cycled but after 25% water change I got readings of Ammonia and Nitrites

    Hello there, Im new in the hobby, I just started my reef tank, 20 gallons, I started my cycling period about 25 days ago using Brightwell Micro Bacter Dry Rock Starter Kit, I made the cycle, brought down Ammonia and Nitrite to zero and my Nitrates where reading at 80PPM, the instructions on the...
  5. R

    First Tank Cycle

    Hey everyone, I am new to the hobby and cycling my first tank. I have a 32.5g Fluval Flex. I started the cycle on 3/21. I used Dr Tims One & Only at the start. Inside the tank I've got the Caribsea Arag-Alive sand and Carib Sea Shapes rock. Currently, my readings are: Ammonia: 1 PPM Nitrite...
  6. M3d1C


    My mom just showed up a few hours ago with 2 snowflake clownfish and what looks like a zoa coral for my tank as a gift. The problem with this is my tank is only a week old and not cycled yet! I have the fish and coral in their bags floating in the tank so they don't get cold but I just tested...
  7. ReefReadyYouTube

    Cycling a tank: shrimp method VS damsel method.

    Is there a difference in the shrimp VS damsel methods when it comes to cycling a tank. Some people put a bit of shrimp in for 3 days to get the ammonia started and some put 1-2 damselfish to get the cycle started. What’s the best method? Is one faster than the other? What have you had a good...
  8. Reef-Gang414

    C-Vue 26 AOI set up! New here!

    Hey y’all my name is Luke and I recently set up a cvue 26 all-in-one with a hydra 26 hd. I am currently waiting out the cycle stage and it seems to be taking longer then previous ranks. I have just started getting what look like little brown clusters of I think algae on the rock and sand no...
  9. BGrand

    Cycling New Tank

    Please Help! I am starting my fishless cycling tonight using Dr Tim's Ammonium Chloride Solution and my plan is to use all three of the following: Dr. Tims One and Only Bacter7 Prodibio Bio Digest I want to get various types of bacteria in there for the cycle and don't mind it taking longer...
  10. shawnriv

    New Cycled Tank - Dead Fish Help!

    Hey Everyone, I recently began cycling my new Red Sea Reefer 350 with live sand, dry rock, bio spira, and did a fishless cycle using Dr. Tim's ammonia. After cycling for about a week and half, my ammonia and nitrite went to zero. I dosed the appropriate amount of ammonia nightly and the after...
  11. Danh Ngo

    Fishless cycling 0-0-0

    It is day 7th into the cycle. I’m doing a fishless cycling, seed with a small piece of lived rock from another tank. I just throw in some pellet food daily. This tank is 65G. Today I just test water it show 0 Amonia, 0 nitrite, 0 nitrate. It is new Salifert testkit expired 2020, and redsea NO3...
  12. WannaBSpaghetti

    Requesting: Detailed Instruction on Curing Dry Rock

    Hello Experienced Reefers, The BRS Channel has done a video on this, and I've seen a few threads touch on it, but there is a knowledge gap for me on how to deal with my Rock in the planning stage of setting up a reef tank. Now, for most walkthroughs and guides one of the first steps after...
  13. Uscanga2311

    Is it necessary to use the heater during the tank cycle?

    Is it necessary to use the heater during the cycle Hi friends, I'll put a 40-gallon tank and my question is whether it affects or not, having the heater on during the cycle. in these times the temperature of my house oscillates by 15-12 degrees Celsius (53-55 degrees fahrenheit) thanks you guys!
  14. Kayzah

    Experiment: Curing Dry Rock & Cycling Tank

    Hi guys, I will receive soon 33lbs (15kg) of dry Marco rocks that I'm going to put in a new tank (REEFER 170). The tank is empty, no water, no equipment, nothing. So here is the way I plan to cure and seed the rocks and cycle the tank altogether. Tell me guys how you feel about it, I...
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