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There are two kinds of bacteria you want to take note of. Chemo-autotrophs and heterotrophic.  Chemo autotrophs (nitrifying bacteria) are of nitrosomonas and nitrobacter genus, responsible for ox

So here it goes again after a long break from reefing. Stop for awhile in the midst of shifting house and also posted overseas for a few months. Good to be back again! Wanted to get something small fo

Day 4: Added more fish food, 5 scoop to be exact. Still no spike in ammonia yet.

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17 hours ago, aquagem said:


Day 3 my ammonia level was Way up the roof. Seem to be like 20ppm. Should bring it higher, just my 2 cents. Healthier for the livestocks and Better in the Long run emoji4.png


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Noted thanks for the advise! Will dose more fish food.

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19 minutes ago, he said:

Careful that the bio sphere get suck into by your skimmer.. haha

Looking forward to more pics and update !

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oh yah! omg! Thanks for noticing!

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18 hours ago, aquagem said:


Day 3 my ammonia level was Way up the roof. Seem to be like 20ppm. Should bring it higher, just my 2 cents. Healthier for the livestocks and Better in the Long run emoji4.png


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Ammonia spike occur when many things die, rotten and wipe out during setup.

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1 hour ago, Zac said:

Noted thanks for the advise! Will dose more fish food.

You don't need any ammonia spike if you don't need to kill anythings.

I setup my 3ft tank without introducing ammonia spike in the process. On the 4th day if no ammonia spike mean setup is smooth. 

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 Day 7: Did a cabinet/ bench rest to house/ hide my chillers, power bricks, controller etc etc at the same time i can seat there and chill while viewing my tank ( nothing to view at the moment though :P )

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Day 10: Ammonia and Nitrite continue to rise! waiting for it to come back down to zero before testing my nitrate.

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On 3/14/2018 at 10:20 AM, Jidan said:

I use a mix of salifert, nyos and redsea..

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I use,

Hanna checker for Po4 and Dkh.

API for Ammonia and Nitrite.

Salifert for the others.

 

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Day 30: 

I am ready i guess! 

Ammonia and Nitrite has been zero for a week now.

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Trying to be as neat as possible Squeeze in what ever i can in the sump area, the rest goes to the customised cabinet/bench.

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Trying to be as neat as possible Squeeze in what ever i can in the sump area, the rest goes to the customised cabinet/bench.
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Hi bro, starting a nano tank too. Want to ask you.. does the stand to put the dosing machine comes with it? If not, where can I get it from?
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