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Not even 24 hours and the water is super murky. 

 

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Travis

Powered up. 

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WV Reefer
28 minutes ago, Travis said:

Powered up. 

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It looks like it's from outer space! :o

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Travis
15 minutes ago, WV Reefer said:

 

It looks like it's from outer space! :o

Because it is :owned:

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Still trying out the plumbing. Liking the filter sock holder in the front rather than the back ...

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Weetabix7
On 6/4/2017 at 0:40 PM, Travis said:

Not even 24 hours and the water is super murky. 

 

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Where'dja get the rock from?

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Travis
1 minute ago, Weetabix7 said:

 

Ahh, ok.

I'm shopping around for dry rock now, that's why I asked.

Thx!!

NP

 

Figured I could do my "part" and not take rock from the ocean lol.  the Aquamaxx eco rock is mined from inland quarries where there used to be a reef many many years ago.

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Travis

Plumbing has been glued. No turning back now!!

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It is impossible to find uPVC pipe. 

 

So I had an idea! The inside of the uPVC is 38mm, or 1.496 inches. Found some flexible tubing with an OD of 1.500".  Perfectly snug!

 

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Just the thing I needed to extend the drain's exit so that it would not be above the sump's water level. 

 

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Current USA Loop installed...!!!

 

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Just the right amount of control for the lights and pumps. 

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Well after a week of soaking the base rocks in RODI water, I dont know what the phosphate levels are because my test kit hasn't arrived. Lol. 

 

It didn't have any odor that I could smell. My guess is that because the rock came from an inland quarry that any organics have been broken down over thousands if not millions of years. 

 

Performed a 100% water change with more RODI. I will let it soak for another week and test when my kit arrives.

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WV Reefer
On 6/7/2017 at 10:08 PM, Travis said:

Current USA Loop installed...!!!

 

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Just the right amount of control for the lights and pumps. 

Looks so sleek and bright!  I love it.    I also appreciate your cord management. :D

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11 minutes ago, WV Reefer said:

Looks so sleek and bright!  I love it.    I also appreciate your cord management. :D

Thanks! Getting in a pair of tank mounts for the lights on Monday. 

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Travis

Just couldn't help my self. Lol

 

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WV Reefer
13 minutes ago, Travis said:

Just couldn't help my self. Lol

 

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:lol:

 

i am am feeling the same way right now!!! ........But I'm resisting. lol

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4 minutes ago, WV Reefer said:

:lol:

 

i am am feeling the same way right now!!! ........But I'm resisting. lol

Go for it! fingerscrossed

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WV Reefer
1 hour ago, Travis said:

Go for it! fingerscrossed

:lol:

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Clearing up :)

 

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I have been keeping reef tanks for 13 years now. But I have never tried to cycle a tank with only dry rock and "live" sand. Trying to do it with Dr Tims ammonia chloride drops and bacteria in a bottle (biospira). 

 

Before doing anything, I tested for ammonia and nitrate. Both were 0ppm. 

 

I followed the directions to bring the ammonia to 2ppm and tested, 2ppm. I waited a day and added the bacteria. 2 days later I tested the ammonia, 0ppm. Tested nitrates, 40ppm. 

 

What do I do now?? Water change to lower the nitrate and then start slowly adding fish? Or do I add more ammonia chloride and wait for it to zero again?

 

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I would add more NH4Cl, I would repeat the cycle you did 3-4 times, always waiting for ammonia to get to 0 before adding more. 

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Wow looks great so far. How do you like the loop system?

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