New tank setup

Discussion in 'Orca Labs' started by naptalene, 2 Feb 2013.

  1. naptalene

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    Hi guys, can you clear up something for me.

    About to start up my 70l nano.
    I'm going for minimalist rock work so not a lot of LR in the display. I have a TS1 skimmer in the sump and space is extremely tight already.

    Im going to run Nitragaurd cubes (bomb)but they only deal with Nitrate and Phosphate correct? So I need something to replace the live rock for Ammonia to Nitrite conversion? I was thinking Matrix ( any input greatly appreciated here)

    So when I fire up the system, should I dose bacteria for the Matrix and simultaneously run the Cubes? I know the cubes are "self priming" but their bacteria are of no use for the matrix ( or whatever) if I've got it right.

    Thanks in advance
    Andrew
     
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    The deafening sound of crickets has led me buy matrix.

    Bio cubes in the 250ml out of stock @ jungleaquatics so if my light fixtures ready before new stock, I'll start cycling with matrix then add cubes. If I'm slow with light box I'll start all together.
     
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    Hi Naptalene, sorry for the late reply. Matrix is some good stuff, I have used waay back in the past and had no real problems. Got a bit clogged up with detritus but, nothing major. I would actually statr cubes with the matrix as this allow you to use less cubes. Maybe 1ml to the litre. If you need a higher amount down the road, you can just add to that. If you need any help on this, just send me a PM
     
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    Thanks man :)
     
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