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

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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    LOL No but he'll enjoy looking at them. I know that much. Especially since the tank is in the living room.
     
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    just look kinda depressed and say quietly " id hoped we could bond" (sorry, Ill stop now before he swats ya"
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    LOL Naw we have a good bond. My mom and dad were/are my best friends. My mom especially before she died.
     
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    Im glad for that, parents can be a pain (shhh!)
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    LOL Yea they can be. My dad and I are a lot alike and butt heads every once in awhile. Though since my mom has passed we haven't. We have gotten along better in the past couple of years than when I was younger.
     
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    well there's nobody closer than blood in this life
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    Okay, I took the shrimp out and tested.

    Temp: 78.1
    Salinity: 1.024
    PH: 7.9
    Ammonia: .25
    Nrite: 0
    Nrate: 0
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    Well tested at lunch.

    Temp: 78.2
    Salinity: 1.025
    PH: 8.2
    Ammonia: .25
    Nrite and Nrate: 0

    I also took out the Chemi-pure, purigen and phosban out of the media basket. Just have filter floss in there now. Hoping this kicks the cycle off more. If tomorrow the ammonia doesn't go up, I'm going to put another shrimp in there to kick it in the tush more. I'm also only running the moonlights all of the others are off.
     
    rdahlke1105, Jan 12, 2011
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    Your params look good. That ammonia may even be at zero. .25 and 0 are often mixed up by test kits because the level is so low.
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    Actually by the color it was between .25 and .50 though it looked closer to .25.
     
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    thats the same with me
     
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    the deal with the shrimp is like this, its an easily contained/removed source, the bigger the cycle the stronger the biology, when your cycle is near completion adding more shrimp will have little effect as the ammonia is converted , fear not the rotting shrimps lol, the diatoms are good, they will feed your hatching pods
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    Actually I am thinking of putting another one in to take the ammonia higher. I took it out yesterday and I'm still just at .25.
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    And another little shrimpy goes into the stew pot. And no Ogaawd I am NOT making soup.
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    I don't have diatoms yet. :( I wish I had them.
     
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    well it is a little salty for a healthy diet, gotta watch that blood pressure!
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    That is kinda funny you say that because I just went to the Drs. recently and got a copy of my blood work. My blood pressure is low and my sodium is low as well. :lol:
     
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    well done! muta been the tofu
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    LOL I don't eat tofu. Though I do eat a lot of fish.
     
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    rdahlke1105 I'm a girl.

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    No real changes today. Shrimp is still in the tank. I think I'm going to leave it in there until I can get the ammonia higher.

    Temp: 77.4
    Salinity: 1.024
    PH: 8.2
    Ammonia: .25
    Nrite and Nrate: 0
     
    rdahlke1105, Jan 13, 2011
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