3.7 gallon PICO tank

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Just started an imagitorium 3.7 gallon PICO tank. :) Put saltwater in today. Will be a coral/CUC tank. Maybe have a nano fish. :)

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Those are cute little tanks - I have mine setup as a QT tank.

The most annoying thing I found is the evaporation. I need to top it over at least 3-4 times a day.
 
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Still have nitrites and ammonia. So, it is still going slowly. Dx
Huh, thought it would have progressed by now. I am soon gonna start up a pico tank, so kinda interested in the progress. :3

Hm. Did you use any bottled bacteria products or anything to introduce nitrifiers into the tank?
 

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Still have nitrites and ammonia. So, it is still going slowly. Dx
Did you add any bottle bacteria? I used Bio-Spira to my 4.1g and really it was cycled in 7 days. But I am waiting to add coral mainly cause I have some work trips out of town coming up and don’t want to have my wife worry about it.
 
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Did you add any bottle bacteria? I used Bio-Spira to my 4.1g and really it was cycled in 7 days. But I am waiting to add coral mainly cause I have some work trips out of town coming up and don’t want to have my wife worry about it.
I just started adding Fritzzyme 9 yesterday, so I am hoping it helps. :)
 

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It should. I started mine last Sunday put a raw shrimp in for 24 hours ammonia had spiked to well over 8 on Monday afternoon. Put in half bottle of Bio-Spira and by the next morning it was at 6. By friday afternoon I had 0 ammonia now my nitrates were a different story tested those on Thursday and they were over a close to 100 so this morning did a 75% water change and I am down to 25 using Salifert test. Will do another water change this coming week to lower those even further or it should lower them. I used dry rock and dry crushed coral so I am debating on adding some bottle coralline as well.
 
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Tank is finally done cycling. Got a Green star polyp, 3 hermit crabs, and two snails to start. :) The hermits and snails are being acclimated. I was told to temp acclimate the coral and gently yeet it into the tank
 
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I grabbed a whole bunch of food for them, lol. Flake food, sinking pellets, algae wafers.
Make sure that the GSP (Green Star Polyps) are on their own rock. They grow like weeds. I have seen some that cover the back wall it is looks neat. I don't even have a cleanup crew yet nothing for them to eat unless you feed them.
 

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