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So the tank was inspected and deemed for suitable for a repair but that required a trip to an aquarium builder. No cost, no work for me, just a week delay probably for the most.

So that needs another round of a very uncommon type of cycling the tank :)
Since I gotta move quickly here as usual I make it short cycle as usual with Biodigest, Vodka, and plenty of Bio substrate and some food.

So I mixed the saltwater gently in the sump, of course with no sand and no rock!!!!!!! Tropic Marin Pro salt mixes nicely and absolutely crisp very shortly.
Then I added in my case 5 boxes of Biodigest Pro, so 50 Pro Vials..... correct.

Next was then 30ml Potato distilled Vodka not from grain as my polish friends use it ;-)

Filled an hour later the Rock 60lbs, 15 Liter Siporax Pond, and 2 socks.

Added 5-10ml of ea Phytofeast, Oyster Feast and some Flake food.

6 Hours later another shot of 20ml Vodka, now I can smell the Vodka.

 
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Ok, 48 hour cycle done, basically skipped the cycle more or less.

So waiting for the sump to clear and the vodka smell to disappear and oh, yes I need the display tank back. Repairs done, tank should come back sometime this week.

Then things will go really badly fast ......

 
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Ok, 48 hour cycle done, basically skipped the cycle more or less.

So waiting for the sump to clear and the vodka smell to disappear and oh, yes I need the display tank back. Repairs done, tank should come back sometime this week.

Then things will go really badly fast ......

Still no Nitrite and Nitrate, and Ammonia is down to 1ppb..........
Feeding tank daily with Feast and Flakes.

Tank will unfortunately arrive early next week. Hmmmmmmm
The new skimmer and Bashsea Biofilter will arrive end of this week, not sure where to install that with the Rock in the sump. Will likely have to wait then.
 
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