Cant wait

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  1. Marjolein

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    Hi
    I cant wait for my tank completing the cycle. I am staering at my life rock for hours. But it gets boring. Cant i put at least a snail or coral or hurmit in or something like that in my tank? or am i going to kill the thing??? It is so difficult to wait so long.:(:(:tired1_2::tired1_2:
     
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  3. riyadhessa

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    Patience...

    Please post pics of your system
     
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    tell us more of the system.. how long its been running ...
     
  5. Marjolein

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    It is only runing for 1 week. i Quess i have to wait!!!!
     
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    Yip. It is a painfull wait. Please do not stare at your tank when you have non reefers over, they will think you are mad. But it is 100% normal to look at an empty tank during the cycling phase, I think we all have done it :)
     
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    buy a PS
     
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    Be patient and keep watching the tank, you will see all types of interesting life forms start to appear.
     
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    Hey whatup in the mean time Check for any bugger's that might have hitched their way into your tank like crabs, mantis etc. ( esp at night) best to get rid of the unwanted guests before you have got livestock in your tank. Then it becomes a bit of a mission believe me. I am sure the likes of Warr will be more then happy to collect any unwanted crab's for his mantis :p
     
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    Go and buy yourself a nice big magnifying glass, and make a red lens for your torch (piece of red perspex for the lens, or even a dark red cellophane wrapper...). You will have many hours of interesting observations looking at the small life forms which should become visible at this stage, especially at night (lights out).

    Enjoy...

    Hennie
     
  11. crispin

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    there is no way around it, youve got to wait:)

    although there are so many things you can do on your tank while the biological filtration multiplies and starts getting into ballance.

    hows your wires and electricity? why not make sure that you have all the lights on timers, make a designated board for all the electrical stuff and lable the different pulgs. Mark the skimmer and the return pumps, lights etc

    why not put in drip loops on the wires so that salt water doesnt run down the wires?

    have you thought of putting a light into your sump for macro algae to grow?

    seriously there are so many things to keep ones enthusiasm up without having to have tank mates :)
     
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