Josh's tank

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    Cool man. If you can invest in a stc 1000. I had temp problems and thats a thing of the past.
     
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    Thanks guy for all your input. Will see what I can do
     
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    I have in my QT tank 1 * 300W heaters. 90L tank

    In the nano 80L with sump about total 120L, also 1 * 300w + 1 * 100w heaters on STC controller.
    On my big tank, 1800L total system I got 6*300W heaters.

    2 heaters cannot be overkill. Even with temp controller, the temp will only go up that much.

    Maybe just me, but I rather run an extra heater.
     
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    So even without temp control 2 will be ok?
     
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    Morning all. Managed to get a stable temp of 25,6.. now for the cycle
     
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    Ammonia starting to spike.. cycle on its way:swim:

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    Hi all.. need help.. so my ammonia spiked to 0.4ppm then nitrite spiked to about 0.02ppm and now nitrate is around 5ppm. (I measured other like ammonia nitrate and nitrite on each test..) is my cycle finished or what?? I thought ammonia spiked and nitrite spiked as way to low...?
    All help appreciated

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    If ammonia and nitrite has been zero for a day or 2, a good chance the cycle is done. A cycle can be very short and mild if you use cured rock or rock that came from an established tank. There will be more mini cycles as you add livestock until the bacteria have caught up.
     
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    Oh ok thanks:thumbup: will slowly start to add some turbo snails and a hermit or so..


    One more thing.. when I was aquascaping the tank I got quite a big shock.. it doesn't shock me when i wear shoes but will it affect the livestock?
     
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    You need to find the source of the stray current, not good that it shocks you. Turn equipment off one by one and test to see if you are still shocked. Normally I found it is a pump where the cable broke where it comes out of the pump in most cases that causes it.
     
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    I think its a good thing to ground one's tank in any case
     
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    I’ve read it can cause HLLE in fish.
     
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    Eish.. luckily I don't have fish right now.. do you think it will affect inverts and beneficial bacteria?
     
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    And how do i find the source without shocking myself every time?
     
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    Multimeter should be able to show you if you out both ends in water?
     
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    Ok thanks alot
     
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    multimeter. one point in the tank, The other on the ground of an earthed plug point.
     

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