WWC 4 MONTH CYCLE

matthew17

Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 5, 2017
Messages
55
Reaction score
42
I would like to see more information on this as well! What do they use to start/feed the cycle, lighting, water changes, etc?
 

reeferfoxx

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 8, 2015
Messages
6,452
Reaction score
6,059
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
 
OP
P

Peter Petronis

Member
View Badges
Joined
Feb 21, 2018
Messages
15
Reaction score
2
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
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.
 

tas

Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 13, 2018
Messages
21
Reaction score
58
I’m planning a build and would also like to hear details on how they do their cycle
 

-Logzor

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 16, 2011
Messages
2,563
Reaction score
286
Location
United States
Does anyone know if this assumes starting with dry rock or live rock?
 

KhahnOkc

Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 4, 2017
Messages
10
Reaction score
2
There are soooo man by different way to interpret their 4 month cycle, it would be great to have more info.
 

NS Mike D

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Dec 19, 2017
Messages
925
Reaction score
1,314
Location
Huntington. NY
they said the information is on the way as part of a more in depth series with BRS. They also said the cycle wasn't just the ammonia cycle @reeferfoxx I recall they said well established live rock as well - what that exactly means is ???

They also said the bare bottom tanks, while better in the long run, take 8 months to stabilize equivalent to a sand bed tank

Interesting stuff and looking forward to the follow up videos
 

hyprc

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 26, 2017
Messages
350
Reaction score
228
Location
Cali
Does anyone know if this assumes starting with dry rock or live rock?
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.
 

pdiehm

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Nov 6, 2014
Messages
1,551
Reaction score
556
Location
Delaware
but most people start with dry rock. It'd be more interesting to follow using what majority of people use...which is reef saver/dry rock.
 

randyBRS

BRStv Host :-)
View Badges
Joined
Dec 9, 2014
Messages
1,720
Reaction score
2,985
Location
Minneapolis, MN
This is one of the biggest questions we've received from Ryan's video and let me assure you..... all of this info will be covered by him in great detail in the upcoming episodes of this WWC/BRS System series. Much like the BRS160, this one will build on multiple episodes to bring us to a fully up and running tank. :)

Here's a response Ryan posted in another thread that hints at this point, but again he'll dive WAY deep into it in the upcoming episodes.

"We will dive into this deeper in the future but "the cycle" is going beyond just making sure ammonia isn't an issue. To some degree just letting the tank run for a few months will dramatically increase success rates. Not just mortalities but also things as simple as reducing the chances algae or other pests takes over a new tank. I think the logic here is this isn't the first rodeo for people attempting a wall to wall SPS tank so being patient is just part of good practice :)" -Ryan
 

randyBRS

BRStv Host :-)
View Badges
Joined
Dec 9, 2014
Messages
1,720
Reaction score
2,985
Location
Minneapolis, MN
Any chance there's an ETA for this?
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. :)
 

JoeyDiesel

Member
View Badges
Joined
Nov 10, 2018
Messages
14
Reaction score
17
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. :)
Thanks Randy! The BRS team are such nice guys, gotta love the reefing community.
 

JMetaxas

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 30, 2017
Messages
566
Reaction score
338
Location
Old Saybrook, CT - Dec 2017
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.
 

WWIII

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jan 13, 2016
Messages
3,666
Reaction score
7,420
Location
Louisville, KY
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.
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 want to see the WWC employees home tanks, if any of them have one! Would be nice to see a real world application of these principals. Which I guess is what the BRS/WWC method will be! I'm following along and hope to see great success, but under normal hobbyist conditions!
 

Will you watch revhtree on the LIVE #askBRStv show?

  • Yes I'll tune in live at 1:30pm est!

    Votes: 102 34.3%
  • No I'll have to catch the rerun!

    Votes: 162 54.5%
  • Neither, I choose to make revhtree sad...

    Votes: 33 11.1%

Online statistics

Members online
1,735
Guests online
3,894
Total visitors
5,629
Top