I am planning on cycling a tank in January, I was planning on a (1) month dark period with a daily pitch of food. I was also going to add some pods. After a month turn on the light maybe start the refugium and add a small CUC for algae growth. But if WWC does (4) months, I would be willing to go with that.I wouldn't mind seeing this either but didn't they recommend using established live rock? It's my understanding that they are referring to live rock rich in organisms. Allowing a 4 month "cycle" would allow organisms to multiply and clean up any die off. This in turn would allow the tank to stabilize before adding coral additions. Just my take.
Thinking about it more would also allow the tank to be fallow for a set period to eliminate any diseases that fish could get. Also, giving time to eradicate any pest organisms like Aiptasia, bubble algae, bryopsis, etc etc
They're starting with live rock that has been 'wet for many years before it was put into this tank and kept wet' (paraphrasing). So some of that rock was probably near a decade old before it went into that tank. He states multiple times well established rock is very important.Does anyone know if this assumes starting with dry rock or live rock?
He's got lighting queued up for this Friday, so I'm guessing in the next 2-3wks we should be seeing the episode on this. Ryan writes these on the weekend then comes in Monday to film, so we don't get a ton of heads up, but I know he mentioned it was soon.Any chance there's an ETA for this?
Thanks Randy! The BRS team are such nice guys, gotta love the reefing community.He's got lighting queued up for this Friday, so I'm guessing in the next 2-3wks we should be seeing the episode on this. Ryan writes these on the weekend then comes in Monday to film, so we don't get a ton of heads up, but I know he mentioned it was soon.
Only problem is it's a lot of work if your doing it yourself as a hobby. Not that we don't enjoy doing some or most of the tasks required, but WWC has a paid staff that cleans, monitors, tests, etc. These tanks like clockwork. Cleaning sand every week, glass every day, feeding every hour, etc... Hard to replicate that consistency at home, but not impossible.I've been wondering about the 4 month cycle too. Sure hope they give lots of details. After seeing the WWC display tanks in person, I believe we should copy them......EXACTLY.