Spearo's mushroom & ricordea only tank. Version 2.0

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Welcome back.

Did you already set up a new system, or just starting with it?
 

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Hey @RiaanP, thanks bro.

new tank/new system.
got water from the sea - bypassing the long waited cycle process :).

System been up and running about a month and a little, just added one shroom rock with few heads and one mandarin.
Got some frozen chow for the mandarin. Will hunt for pods over this weekend :)
 

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thought of that too, this dead rock was placed in a bucket with ro and a air stone for a week.
Water changed a few times

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Question,

Doesn't natural sea water contain enough bacteria to counter the spikes of the cycle process?
 

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Unfortunately not...

The water has bacteria in it but the organic matter in your rocks still need to be broken down naturally

The spikes won't be eliminated/counterd but possibly shortened with regards to the time taken due to the bacteria already present

I still think we cycle our tanks for to short a period of time before stocking it

There is a lot of unseen ionic imbalancing still being corrected during the early stages of the tank
 

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Not much happening so far,

found this one below - kind of like a hairy shroom but with less hairs. looks lumo green. pic don't do justice.

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Purple ric

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Anyone selling mushroom or ricordea corals please inbox me.

Battling to find the good stuff at the lfs.

Tia.
 

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Dosing.
Double the suggested usage.
read on a forum gives great results for shrooms.

anyway will see if it works for me

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