And it begins...JBJ Nano Cube 28 gallon LED

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    Ogaawd

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    good! now hold your breath for a week and see what pops up, when you think its settled put a deli shrimp in a net bag and let it rot, start checking till you see ammonia then some nitrite, might be real quick so check daily, when trites are gone your ready
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    Well right now I have a spread sheet that tracks the chemistry. Let's see if I can get it to post here. I also have graphs that track that data to the side. Before you say anything, yes I am a computer geek. LOL Right now I'm trying to figure out how often to test. I'm thinking once a week right now.

    Date Time Temp Salinity PH Ammonia (NH3/NH4) Nitrite (NO2) Nitrate (NO3) Alkalinity (dKH) Calcium Notes
     
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    Ogaawd

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    oh indulge yourself, 3 or 4 times a day for good measure lol
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    Now that would be rediculous. I'm not into wasting test kits. Espeically since I have to drive and hour to get them. Yes I have a Petco close, but my LFS is an hour away and I have a feeling that their kits are rotated on a more consistant basis.
     
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    Tanks looking good great work!
     
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    small price to pay for establishing a base line no?
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    Well its starting to clear up...finally.

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    Ogaawd

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    any peekaboos yet?
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    Nope haven't seen any HH yet. I did do a reading earlier.

    Temp: 78.9
    Salinity: 1.024
    PH: 8.0
    Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate not registering yet.
     
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    Good Stuff! You can get a pair of clowns for the tank to start the cycle :)
     
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    you need a good spanking
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    LOL Nope not going to go that route. If I need to do anything to start the cycle, I'll just throw a table shrimp or something like that in there. I'm not going to kill a fish just to do a cycle.
     
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    20 virgins await you and a cheap gold star for now lol
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    LOL Ogaawd. I really have no wish to be yelled at for using a fish to start the cycle. Besides I think cageburn was joking. Well at least I hope he was.
     
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    yeah butt the whole spanking thing still has some appeal lol
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    I am so not going there. :lol:
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    You know I do keep noticing larger bubbles coming off of the rocks. Both the base rock and the live rock. I'm thinking its just trapped air in the rocks themselves, but I thought I would ask anyway.
     
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    I always get those bubbles in my tank right before I see an algae bloom. You'll probably see some kind of algae growth where all those bubbles are in the next week.
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    I hope not but if it happens, it happens and I'll deal with it then. I'm hoping its just air trapped in the rock since this is a new tank. And no I didn't use tap water. Its RO water.
     
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    Clowns are very hardy they wont die from a cycle.
     
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