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DAY 37
Alright so daily update of parameters, also I caved and bought a small amount of quality liverock to help establish a better bacteria as my little bacteria buddies are quite slow :( although on bright side my utter annoying bacterial bloom is gone, and tank is looking very nice!

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DAY 40!
Slowly but sure chugging along... nothing has changed parameter wise. Just a massive waiting game!!! Ugh I have decomissioned my UV sterilizer so we will see if that impacts that long lasting bacterial bloom I had for awhile.

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Haven’t bothered posting daily parameters because nothing has changed... quite annoying.

One thing to note is that my tank has been thriving, oddly enough. I have struggled with a bacterial bloom since day 1 and for the whole month of july I stared at a cloudy tank. For me personaly I couldn't take it after the mid way through the fourth week I bought a UV sterilizer. It rocked. Within a week my bacterial bloom was gone and I could finally enough and empty crystal clear tank. I have since then decommissioned the UV sterilizer and the tank has even got clearer. I will periodically use the uv when needed. Here are some progression pics

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Alright so I have made a equipment upgrade/change. I switched out the reef glass protein skimmer for a K1 nano protein skimmer only complaint this thing is throwing millions of micro bubbles all across my tank...

Also here are the daily updates parameters are still the same ugh....

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That seems like an awful long time for it to be cycling. Both my nuvo 10 and 20 only took about 2-3 weeks to cycle with biospira and dr Tim's one and only. Have you considered a partial water change just to see if your cycle is stalled due to too much ammonia/nitrites?
 
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That seems like an awful long time for it to be cycling. Both my nuvo 10 and 20 only took about 2-3 weeks to cycle with biospira and dr Tim's one and only. Have you considered a partial water change just to see if your cycle is stalled due to too much ammonia/nitrites?
I have I might just do one to lower my parameters
 
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Alright update! I ended up getting a smoking deal on this brand new XR-15 and light bracket. So I just hooked up and I am very pleased. I have come to the conclusion that The IceCap Gyre may be far to powerful for my little nano. So I am looking into selling it or trading it for an MP-10 yes I got the Ecotech bug!

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Very nice! I have an xr15 with an mp10 on my nuvo 10 and I love them both. I'm running my xr15 with the ab+ program at 30% intensity. My mp10 runs between 5-15% with a mix of reefcrest, gyre, lagoon modes but you need the reeflink in order to do that.

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Also upon inspection in my reactor which is serving as kind of like a make sure refugium. There is life all over it! I saw copepoda all over it. This is great as my tank is becoming more hospital towards life. Slowly getting a break through!!!! Also there is crazy looking sponge stuff growing in there.. no idea what it is. Pics for reference

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