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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by Scott8819, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. Scott8819

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    Hi WardyC the nitrite bacteria won’t keep the ammonia bacteria fed, you have to give a source of ammonia for them to covert it to nitrite. My cycle was happy with me in certain periods not to add any ammonia for 1 week and not suffer what so ever. My cycle took so long as I have a sterile tank and had everything dead so had to add everything myself.
     
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    It's nice to put the first fish into a new tank, makes it feel like all the effort cycling and testing was worthwhile,
    Looking very good.
     
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    Hi Steve, thanks for prompting me to update!! Been so busy with work etc not had time to give an update, but found time to spend with my tank. I’ve attached a photo of the display as of tonight. I have changed and added a fair few things, my first change was to add a refugium with some live sand and rock and a hand full of cheato back in Jan, dosed with pods to get ready for a goby which went in to keep my sand bed clean about 2 weeks after. I then also added a green hammer coral, green playing monti frag, red plating monti frag and also a red digi frag. I dose zooplankton every other day and dose pods once a month just to make sure population stays up for goby. may calm this down a bit though as I have noticed my red digi is not extending its polyps for the past 3 days, did notice some small bugs not sure if they are pods or not, the base of the digi is also turning slightly white.
     

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    Sounds and looks great :) If the bugs scurry around the rocks when the tank is dark and/or just as the lights come on, then yes will be pods :D I love watching them run over my live rock and sand in the morning.

    SPS can be temperamental at the best of times, I'm hoping to add some next week (ordered them yesterday via the bay) and hope that my new light and stable water conditions will help them survive and grow.
     
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