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So it begins...

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Cycle is coming along nicely. No detectable ammonia and 20 ppm nitrates. Did a water change and will be adding a fish or two soonish.

Here’s a throwback to my tank 7 years ago. Sold my coral, fish, and shrimp to an LFS when I had to tear it down. Excuse the bleached acro I had no idea what I was doing and still don’t.

 
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The ugly phase is just about over I think. Had a diatom bloom on the sand and GHA all over. I got a cleaner crew from reef cleaners and they sorted it out almost overnight.

New additions are a royal gramma and Darwin ocellaris. I Also picked up a zoa frag as a tester- will wait a few weeks until I dive in completely.
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Added a hammer. Fingers crossed everything is looking good so far.
 

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Hey there, tagging in to follow along as well.

Did you use anything to kick off your cycle? Looking at the dates it looks like you left it for about two weeks. About to start a cycle so am curious...
Yes, I used fritz turbo start. My LFS highly recommended it when buying some live rock and the cycle went super quick.

 
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Tank looks like it's coming along great, but I'm sorry - you can't have a title like that and no pictures of the real owner! :D
Fair enough - the cat tax is due!
 

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