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  1. Rostr02's Avatar
    Sorry to hear about the anemone, the pics look good. Nice purple pseudochromis.
  2. rayme07's Avatar
    Awesome I cant wait for the close up pic of the clown.
  3. DCisGnar's Avatar
    Thanks Rayme, I like the maroon clown too! I was planning on getting 2 true perculas, but I saw this guy in the fish store and couldn't pass him up! I'll have to snap a better photo of him tomorrow, he's pretty shy!
  4. rayme07's Avatar
    Great looking new additions. I especially love the maroon clown.
  5. DCisGnar's Avatar
    Okay, okay I wiiilll.
  6. V's Avatar
    then your laughing, & get an avatar you strange...boring little humanoid!
  7. DCisGnar's Avatar
    Yeah they're completely submerged
  8. V's Avatar
    its completely submerged though yeah, it cant be like the wet dry systems of old.
  9. DCisGnar's Avatar
    Thanks V, I put the ceramic noodle thing-ma-bobbers back in the filter section. I went to the LFS today to get my water tested for the cycle (I'm kind of new with testing my own water so wanted to double check) and it showed:
    1.023 salinity
    0 ammonia
    0.8 nitrites
    <10 nitrates
    0 phosphate
    7.8 pH

    So it looks like all is going well with the cycle! Thanks again for the info Rayme and V I appreciate it!
  10. V's Avatar
    yeah you got 5/10th of f%^k all of nitrite, but it seems your peaking with the nitrate. Cause you were running blind for the first couple of weeks you missed the initial spikes. I small pinch of food every few days will see your bacterial count grow strong & you will see the trends. Give it a cool month as a benchmark ok. Not all tanks are the same, yours must of had very little die back thats all.

    I think your confusing ceramic noodles with bio balls.
    Ceramic noodles are porous, heavy & will remain submerged in a body of water, plastic bio balls will not.
    The noodles are real estate for the aerobic bacteria, so if you want to use them (model & design dependant of course) then go for it. Its essentially no difference between them & say if you added some coral rubble pieces.

    Do you need some extra explanation on the principles of the nitrogen cycle in a fashion thats more understandable bud?
  11. DCisGnar's Avatar
    Thanks for the shrimp idea Rayme, I'll give that a try tomorrow. I was reading about cycling today, and people are saying they're getting readings of around 25ppm on nitrites. If my tests are only showing 2, does it seem like too little nitrite for it to be the actual cycle?
  12. rayme07's Avatar
    congrats!! on the start of your tank. Your cycle was probably started two weeks ago and is in its next stage. The only way to test that is to throw a good size pinch of food or a raw table shrimp in the tank and a few days later test and see what the ammonia reads. I am not to sure on the ceramic rings though I have no experience with that. Sorry.
  13. DCisGnar's Avatar
    Thanks, it's a 28 gallon. I'm planning on making it a softies reef tank with a few critters. Just waitin on the cycle.. super excited!
  14. BekChed's Avatar
    How big is the tank? It looks good so far. Are you going to make it a reef? Or just FOWLR?
  15. DCisGnar's Avatar
    Sorry that the pics aren't very good.. I don't have a very good camera, hehe.

    Front shot of the tank

    Side view

    So there it is, mah new 28 gallon JBJ nanocube! I'm lovin it so far, but I have not yet used the wave maker it came with. Do you guys think it's actually worth using? If so, how long in between each pulse shall I do? It goes from 10 seconds to 6 minutes.

  16. rayme07's Avatar
    Hey Blaine, Welcome back.

    It sounds great and I cant wait to see the pics.