Andys 52L sea evo

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I just tested straight out of the main tank, and I’m using the redsea starter kit to cycle, and the sand was new.

My worry is that the starter kit instructions state the values should be approximately <0.5ppm and <0.025ppm, which makes me think I’m either reading the test wrong or the two redsea test kits are using different units.

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Reply #16

Don’t stress to much about your figures matching the Red Sea mature kit to much. What your looking for is ammonia to spike then start to fall, as it falls nitrite will spike, nitrite bacteria take longer than ammonia bacteria to populate, so don’t worry if it takes time. As nitrite spikes nitrate appears. So yours is heading the right way.


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Don’t stress to much about your figures matching the Red Sea mature kit to much. What your looking for is ammonia to spike then start to fall, as it falls nitrite will spike, nitrite bacteria take longer than ammonia bacteria to populate, so don’t worry if it takes time. As nitrite spikes nitrate appears. So yours is heading the right way.


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Ah that’s brilliant thanks  :grin:

I just assumed considering it said what the approximate values should be at this stage, something wasnt working

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Don’t stress to much about your figures matching the Red Sea mature kit to much. What your looking for is ammonia to spike then start to fall, as it falls nitrite will spike, nitrite bacteria take longer than ammonia bacteria to populate, so don’t worry if it takes time. As nitrite spikes nitrate appears. So yours is heading the right way.


Tim

+1

Ash.

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Reply #19

Right, so day 10, I’ve retested nitrite nitrate and ammonia as per the instructions;

Looks to be working  :grin:
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Definitely going the right way


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Reply #21

Yeah    :grin: thankfully. As soon as they hit 0 I’ll get some
CUC.

I’ve got a few spots of brown algae now as well so it all looks to be cycling well.

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Yeah    :grin: thankfully. As soon as they hit 0 I’ll get some
CUC.

I’ve got a few spots of brown algae now as well so it all looks to be cycling well.


As long as the CUC are not too lazy ha ha.  Gotta love a little algae, throughout the cycle period :)

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Reply #23

Ha yeah! I’m not even sure what I’m going to get yet, but I’ll get some pictures up when I do

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Reply #24

Well, it’s been 15 days now since I first started the cycling and my levels are all finally down to 0, so I can get some CUC in there!

I’ve got quite a bit of brown algae, which I’m hoping they will take care of  :grin:

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Well, it’s been 15 days now since I first started the cycling and my levels are all finally down to 0, so I can get some CUC in there!

I’ve got quite a bit of brown algae, which I’m hoping they will take care of  :grin:
Looking good, enjoying the updates.  Looks although your getting where it needs to be, hopefully you will not have too big a bloom with algae.  Ash.

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Reply #26

Cheers  :grin:

I hope not!

I’m just glad (as you say) it’s headed in the right direction.

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Cheers  :grin:

I hope not!

I’m just glad (as you say) it’s headed in the right direction.
My  54L nano tank has been up 6/7 weeks and no CUC yet, just LPS corals and a clam.  Getting 2 X fire shrimp the weekend :)

So good to be in toe with you as comparison ;)

Good luck.

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Reply #28

My  54L nano tank has been up 6/7 weeks and no CUC yet, just LPS corals and a clam.  Getting 2 X fire shrimp the weekend :)

So good to be in toe with you as comparison ;)

Good luck.

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Just something to bear in mind if you're planning to target feed the LPS, fire shrimps will steal the food out of their mouths!! You can try and distract them by giving them food first, but mine used to ignore that and dig it out of my acans instead! Not as bad as cleaner shrimps but still a bit of a pain in the chebs
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Reply #29

Well I got 4xsnails today. Unfortunately one was dead! But the other three are fine, and already cleaning the place up. I’m going to get some more maybe Monday, but here’s some pics to keep you all going
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