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System Beginning - Cycle process

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Current Hardware

 

Display:    Waterbox AIO 50.3 - 35.4"×19.7"×17.77" with Custom Top Lids w/evaporation lid and feeding cup

Stand:       Waterbox  White Stand with Phillips Smart LED strip

Lights:      2 Kessil A360W lights with custom 3d printed hoods.

Skimmer: Tunz Comline DOC Skimmer 9004 DC 

Pump:       Sicce SDC 7.0 Wifi Cintroller

ATO:          Tunze 3155 Osmolator with Innovative Marine Aqua Gadget 5 gal Hydrofill

Heater:     HiTauing Aquarium Heater 500w with Paizoo Outside Digital LED Display

Rock:        Caribsea Liferock Nano Arches (x6)

Sand:        Aqua Forest Bio Sand (2 Bag of 16.5 lbs)

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Coolbreeze

I'm currently using Aqua Forest Bio Sand ( 2 bags), Life Bio Media, and Dr. Tim One & Only bacteria to cycle.

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Coolbreeze

I started the process 2 days ago and here is where we are in the cycle process.

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Airedale.Reef

Nice set up! I like the aquascape and the progress so far....I am on day 10 of my cycle. Still waiting lol 

 

Do I spy two Kessil 360s? 

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On 5/7/2024 at 6:12 PM, Airedale.Reef said:

Nice set up! I like the aquascape and the progress so far....I am on day 10 of my cycle. Still waiting lol 

 

Do I spy two Kessil 360s? 

Yes, those are older Kessils and I designed and 3D printed some covers for it.

On 5/7/2024 at 9:53 PM, mitten_reef said:

Looking good. Glad to see you back 

Thanks. Need to get caught up on your display.

 

On 5/8/2024 at 3:41 AM, KevMax said:

Looks great. Very nice scape.

Thanks

On 5/7/2024 at 6:29 PM, Crawford_T said:

Nice! Super nice looking tank, I dig the rock work. 

Thanks

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Coolbreeze

This weekend I need to set up the Tunze 3155. Once completed I will update with pictures as well as update the current hardware list.

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Coolbreeze

I have the ATO set up now and right on time as the water evaporation was pretty aggressive. I have also set up the light under the stand and connected it to my home automation system. The system is still cycling so nothing else to report.

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On 5/13/2024 at 3:44 AM, KevMax said:

The ATO setup looks very tidy. 

I need to work on the wiring. Currently working on a few ideas in Fusion 360 and if I like what I see then I will 3D print them in ABS.

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We are now in at day 9 and it is progressing along just fine.

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Coolbreeze

So we are going 3 weeks as of this upcoming Sunday and the ammonia has gone up and not down. After reviewing some forums and talking with the vendor it seems as if my bottle of Dr. Tim was bad or partially bad.  So I ordered some Fritz Zyme Turbo Start 900, received it today, and have already applied it. So now we wait again:sad:

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On the plus side, we have gone three weeks on the ATO and only used 50%, so that is a plus. We are starting to get warmer in my area so I should be able to remove the evaporation panel from the cover and continue to see what my evaporation rate will be, so hopefully, this 5-gallon unit will work for at least a week at a time in either summer or winter months.

 

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