My first saltwater aquarium

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Just some pics of my progress so far.
Added PVC corners to the tank; made the Aquascape; made the covers from a window screen kit.
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Looking great! What size is the tank? What are you thinking of using for your cycle?
It's a 75 Gallon Tank. I started a fishless cycle a couple of weeks ago using Dr. Tim's bacteria and ammonia. I am at the point where ammonia is processed within 24 hrs but Nitrite and Nitrate are still present
 
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Looking great! What size is the tank? What are you thinking of using for your cycle?

off to a clean start! would love to hear about your equipment and livestock plans.
OASE Indoor Aquatics Biomaster Thermo 350 canister filter, icekap 4k gyre, and Fluval Marine reef 3.0 led light. I am going to start with 2 clownfish, 1 fire fish, 1 banggai cardinalfish, 1 royal gramma, and 1 azure damselfish.
 
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Well, it's day 26 of the fishless cycle and the Nitrite level is still at 5. I am beginning to wonder if I am doing anything wrong
 
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I finally see the nitrites coming down!!! Going to get the tank to the right temp and salinity, and buy my first couple of fish the first week of the new year. Can't wait!
 

Resetting your reef: Have you ever had to unstack and restack the aquascape?

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