Journey just starting

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Poovan88, 20 Aug 2015.

  1. Poovan88

    Poovan88

    Joined:
    19 Aug 2015
    Posts:
    17
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    vanderbijlpark
    Hi all. Just wanted to say hi...I am 2 weeks into the cycle phase of my startup. Currently running a Boyu TL550 standard unit. This forum is awesome.....learning a lot. Thanks poovan
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    23,163
    Likes Received:
    1,232
    Location:
    Centurion
    Hello and welcome Poovan88

    there are a lot of info. Abuse the search function at the top of every page.
     
  4. Secondwave

    Secondwave

    Joined:
    10 May 2015
    Posts:
    656
    Likes Received:
    28
    Welcome and good luck
     
  5. tekkengal

    tekkengal Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    2,370
    Likes Received:
    297
    Location:
    JHB
    masahello

    Would love to see pics of your tank :)
     
  6. Willie85

    Willie85

    Joined:
    13 Jul 2015
    Posts:
    291
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    Pretoria
  7. NJH

    NJH

    Joined:
    25 May 2012
    Posts:
    1,186
    Likes Received:
    178
    Location:
    Helderkruin
    Welcome. Read, ask and learn. Take it slow but most of all enjoy it!
     
  8. Vilas

    Vilas

    Joined:
    28 May 2014
    Posts:
    71
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Blythedale Beach
    Welcome. Would love to see pics!
     
  9. Poovan88

    Poovan88 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    19 Aug 2015
    Posts:
    17
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    vanderbijlpark
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Poovan88

    Poovan88 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    19 Aug 2015
    Posts:
    17
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    vanderbijlpark
    Pcitures taken Day 9 and Day 16

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Willie85

    Willie85

    Joined:
    13 Jul 2015
    Posts:
    291
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    Pretoria
    What have you done between day 9 and day 16?
     
  12. Poovan88

    Poovan88 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    19 Aug 2015
    Posts:
    17
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    vanderbijlpark
    Nothing except topped up RO water every other day. Should I be concerned?
     
  13. TaahirS

    TaahirS MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    10 Jul 2014
    Posts:
    2,586
    Likes Received:
    284
    Location:
    Cape Town (southern suburbs)
    Looking good :m106:
    I don't see anything wrong with the way you've done things thus far.
     
  14. Poovan88

    Poovan88 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    19 Aug 2015
    Posts:
    17
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    vanderbijlpark
    Thanks Taahir.

    I would appreciate some advice please.....
    I have noticed a breakout of tiny white "organisms/bugs" in the tank for last few days...they float around but love sticking onto the glass surface.
    ...is this normal during cycle?
    ...what are they?
    thanks Poovan
     
  15. TaahirS

    TaahirS MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    10 Jul 2014
    Posts:
    2,586
    Likes Received:
    284
    Location:
    Cape Town (southern suburbs)
    Hard to say without a pic. Google copepod and see if it resembles anything like that.
     
  16. Willie85

    Willie85

    Joined:
    13 Jul 2015
    Posts:
    291
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    Pretoria
    No concerns, Tank looks good.
    have u been doing tests?
    what is your parameters at this stage?
     
  17. Poovan88

    Poovan88 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    19 Aug 2015
    Posts:
    17
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    vanderbijlpark
    Thanks Willie.

    Ph= 8.3
    Nh3=0
    Nitrite=0
    Nitrate=5ppm
    alkalinity=7
    ....using red sea test kit (21/08)
    salinity= 1.025
     
  18. Newbiejb

    Newbiejb

    Joined:
    19 Jul 2015
    Posts:
    552
    Likes Received:
    42
    Location:
    Eastrand
    Nice setup i also picked up the white creatures on my glass 6 days in to cycling
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Journey starting Forum Date
Another noob starting on the journey New Members 31 Jul 2014
Start of a looooong Journey. Anything DIY Related 7 Aug 2015
My first marine reef tank - The journey to the salty side New Members 14 Jan 2014
And so my journey begins! New Members 26 Nov 2013
New journey Nano Tanks 7 Oct 2013
The whole world loves marines… My personal journey General Discussions and Advice 6 Sep 2013
1500x900x475 Rimless starfire journey starts Large Tanks 2 Sep 2013