Spearo's mushroom & ricordea only tank. Version 2.0

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  1. Spearo

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    Spearo's mushroom & ricordea only tank. Version 2.0

    Right i'm back.
    True...can't stay off this addiction :)

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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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    You are lucky, always got a supply ready for collection on your door step, Debopods get it while it's hot :lol:.
     
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    Water from the sea doesn't shorten the cycle...

    It's the amount of die off on your rocks
     
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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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    Doing some fragging...

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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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    Update?
     
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