My Tank cycling

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  1. Marjolein

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    :yeahdude:This is my tank bysy cycling. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  3. Jaco Schoeman

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    Looking good. What LR is that? Do you know? Kenya rock maybe? Just be very patient from here on in. DO NOT become impulsive and start stocking...

    Take it slow. But it does look good. Nice substrate!!!

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    looking awesome !
     
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    It is Kenya LR.
     
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    Now is the difficuilt part, just leaving the tank to do it's thing
     
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    NICE :thumbup1: now just be patient :67: it will be all wort while.
     
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    really looking good marjolein!
     
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    suggest you switch off the lights, helps prevent algae blooms
     
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    Nice start there:)!! Keep the pictures coming of how the tank matures! Also recommend leaving the lights off for most of the cycling phase...just a couple of hours a day would be more than enough!!:biggrin:
     
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    :lol:I AM TOTALY CONFUSED AGAIN. sOME SAY LEAVE THE LIGHTS ON FOR ABOUT 12HOURS A DAY AND SOME SAY LEAVE IT ON FOR 4 HOURS A DAY, SOME SAY NO LIGHTS AND SOME SAY LEAVE THE LIGHTS ON THE HOLE CYCLING PERIOD? WHAT IS ACTUALY THE RITE WAY???????
     
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    Nice going remember take it slowwww. Only bad things happen fast in this hobby.:)
     
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    There is no real right or wrong! Most will say that a little light each day is good! Basically increase the hours that you have your lights on say every four days. Start off on 2 hours a day for say 3 days and then 3 hours a day for 3 days...you get the idea. You could always just have them on and then switch them off if ( and this is only IF) you get algae blooms! Bear in mind that when a tank cyles that it is normal to get some algae blooms and it will die off as the tank starts to reach maturity! Hope this helps and really dont worry to much about lighting at this stage. It is much more important whe you start keeping fish and corals!:)
     
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    Looking good :thumbup:
     
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    Hi Marjolein, you can run your lights for about 4 hours a day.
     
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    Very nice Marjolein, now to be patient and wait the cycle. Just remember to still do 10% weekly water changes during the cycle. It can only be beneficial.
    You will not remove any good bacteria as most of the bacteria is in the sand and rocks.
     
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    Looking nice my pref on lights during the cycle are 4 hours for the fist week 6 for the 2nd then normal photo period for the rest
     
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    What is considered a NORMAL photo period ?
     
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    Add Seachem Stability to the water. It contains the necessary bacteria to get thing going nicely
     
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    12 Hours similar to that of the tropics along the equator
     
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    Looking very good so far, Marjolein! Nice scaping. You might want to see if you can get a little bit more live rock though?
     
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