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  1. elrohiras

    elrohiras

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    Hi all so tank has been cycling for a week now, day 2 readings:
    Salinity : 1.025
    PH:8.4
    KH:9
    No2: 0.02mg/l
    No3: 5mg/l
    Ammonia: 0.01mg/l

    6 days later:
    Salinity: 1.024
    Ph: 8.4
    Kh: 6
    No2: 0.02mg/l
    No3: 2mg/l
    Ammonia: <0.01mg/l

    Tiny changes, is this normal after a week?
     
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  3. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Yes, quite normal.
     
  4. elrohiras

    elrohiras Thread Starter

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    I got worms!

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    Is this good??

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  5. JS

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    Its good.
     
  6. elrohiras

    elrohiras Thread Starter

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    Really? What are they - bristle worms?
     
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    Only reefers would be happy to run around screaming loudly that they got worms.... :thumbup:

    Not bristle worms. But they are worms that you want in your sand.
     
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  8. elrohiras

    elrohiras Thread Starter

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    Cool. Thanks
     
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    Do I really need these additives like special blend and or stability.

    I was browsing a different Lfs today and the guy was adamant that I needed it?..
     
  10. elrohiras

    elrohiras Thread Starter

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    Tank cycling for two weeks now, have a decent amount of live rock have seen Copepods and have worms..

    Would rather do it naturally if possible?
     
  11. NJH

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    No you do not need it. It does help to speed up the cycle though.
     
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  12. elrohiras

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    Ok thanks
     
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    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    I've never used those products.
     
  14. elrohiras

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    Great thanks all
     
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    W00p, just seen I have a snail too!
     
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    Sorry bad pick.. But it's a snail!
     
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    Sometimes you see new critters month's after starting a new tank. It's all quite exciting.
     
  19. elrohiras

    elrohiras Thread Starter

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    Snail and worms seem to be gone/inactive. I noticed a small fan worm yesterday.

    End of three weeks now and no changes in NO2 or NO3. Ammonia was slightly up a week ago only slight though and is back to >0,01 now.

    I have noticed white flecks (snow like) drifting around and in places sticking to the glass. Also cobweb like strands on some of the rock.
     
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    Snowflake like stuff
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    Strands.. Sorry not so clear.. Phonecam

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    Other than that I'm trying to fine tune the skimmer.. Pretty sure that this will change every time life is added though ..
    And enjoying the peaceful swishing of my little piece of ocean
     
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