Could I Start It?

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    Waddi Shenanigans? VIP Member

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    Ok, so my light is not going to arrive for about two weeks or so.So i wanted to start my tank cycling with just two normal 20w lights, just putting my saltwater and LR and getting the nirtrates and nitrites sorted. Could i start it without my MH light???
     
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    Yep, you can. The lights won't affect your tank cycling. It will however effect any algae out breaks you may have.
     
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    +1 BL1. You can cycle without a light.
     
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    Been cycling my 29 off and on with no light other than one of those round clamp on lights with the round metal ballast thingie. I always called them mechanic lights lol I say off and on because that's what I use for light in Fred. So the tank doesn't get it all the time
     
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    Waddi Shenanigans? VIP Member

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    Ok thanks for the help guys!! :D Now to go get all the things...... Pending on lovely snowy Canadian weather! :(

    On my list i have:
    -Saltmix, InstantOcean
    -Salinaty Meter
    -Koralia 4
    -20lbs Live rock.
    -Test Kit.

    Sound about right??
     
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    When you say salinity meter, I'm not sure what you mean but you should get a refractometer.
     
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    Waddi Shenanigans? VIP Member

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    Thats the badger! :roll:
     
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    Waddi Shenanigans? VIP Member

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    Just a question, about lights, ordering just now but found some nice lights:
    Odyssea Metal Halide System
    I like them, nice price too!
    The only problem is my tank is 31.5 Inchs, ths only extends to 30.......
    DIY in hand??? The next one up starts at 36. What ya think??
     
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    You'd just need to hang that light.Which really shouldnt be a big deal.Just a matter if figuring out how to hang it so it looks good.
     
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    You're better off cycling without light! The light will just make algae grow.
     
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    But just the right amount and the right kind of algae is a good thing.
     
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