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Hey Everyone,
New into the hobby in Pittsburgh and wanted to ask what might be a stupid question. But I have read so much that when starting a new tank bacteria from a well established tank makes a world of difference. Is there anyone in the area with a decent chunk of rock or filter media they would part with? Thinking even a filter they keep in case of needing to cycle a QT tank.
Like I said might be a dumb request but figured it couldn’t hurt to see.
Thanks!
 
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Hey Everyone,
New into the hobby in Pittsburgh and wanted to ask what might be a stupid question. But I have read so much that when starting a new tank bacteria from a well established tank makes a world of difference. Is there anyone in the area with a decent chunk of rock or filter media they would part with? Thinking even a filter they keep in case of needing to cycle a QT tank.
Like I said might be a dumb request but figured it couldn’t hurt to see.
Thanks!
Most pet stores and local reef clubs generally will
 
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The Reef Gallery has actual real rock. Also has cycled bio media. If you come in I will also give you some Fritz Turbo Start for free.
That’s awesome. I’m not far away in Gibsonia. I’ll stop up tomorrow. I already added a bottle of dr Tim’s and have been doing the ammonia steps. But was hoping to get a more diverse system after doing some reading.
 
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That’s awesome. I’m not far away in Gibsonia. I’ll stop up tomorrow. I already added a bottle of dr Tim’s and have been doing the ammonia steps. But was hoping to get a more diverse system after doing some reading.
I did not see you today, that's fine stop by whenever you are ready. I'll be there M, W, F, Sat Noon - 7pm.

Are you going to the Expo next Saturday?
 
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I did not see you today, that's fine stop by whenever you are ready. I'll be there M, W, F, Sat Noon - 7pm.

Are you going to the Expo next Saturday?
Sorry about that work got in the way and I never made it up. Plan is to come up tomorrow afternoon.

At this point in time I wasn't planning on the Expo next Saturday since I won't be in a spot to put much in my tank at that point.
 

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Sorry about that work got in the way and I never made it up. Plan is to come up tomorrow afternoon.

At this point in time I wasn't planning on the Expo next Saturday since I won't be in a spot to put much in my tank at that point.
You come see me tomorrow and with what I give you your tank will be cycled before the Expo. I wouldn't go putting Acros in it, but there will be plenty of other things that would do fine.
 
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That’s awesome. I’m not far away in Gibsonia. I’ll stop up tomorrow. I already added a bottle of dr Tim’s and have been doing the ammonia steps. But was hoping to get a more diverse system after doing some reading.
Hey JKellar, I am in Gibsonia too. Where abouts are you? I live very near the intersection of Rt8 and Rt 910 on Clendenning Rd. If I had seen this sooner I could have given you a small rock from my sump. Maybe you still might like some for bio-diversity. I could give you some sand too.
 
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Hey JKellar, I am in Gibsonia too. Where abouts are you? I live very near the intersection of Rt8 and Rt 910 on Clendenning Rd. If I had seen this sooner I could have given you a small rock from my sump. Maybe you still might like some for bio-diversity. I could give you some sand too.
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