My new marine setup

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My new marine setup

Postby Samarendu » Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:14 am

Around 2months ago i started with a new project that is a marine tank.
My display tank is about 2.5ft* 1.5ft* 1ft with sump hole.
My sump tank is about 1.5ft tank.
With DIY lighting and skimmer attached.
I did the following methods:
1. Used blue treasure marine salt as advised by the shopkeeper with RO filtered water.
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2. Added 10kg of dead cured rock.
3. 20kg of snail dust.
4. 3 dead brain coral.
5. Added a RS 405 protein skimmer in sump.
6. Added sponge media, ceremic ring, bioballs, zeolite in sump.
7. Added DIY led fixture where actinic blue 30wt and 20wt cool white.

After 1month of cycling still my ammonia and nitrite was not coming to zero nor hiking. Thus i added fish flesh to speed up the process. And i found ammonia first hiking den decreasing with increasing nitrite. But after few days its again stopped at around 1ppm ammonia and 1 nitrite. Thus added 30ml of seachem stability after reading some journals. After 4days yesterday i tested my water and found .75 ammonia and 1.0 nitrite.

Don't know what is going on with my setup. Is there anything i am neglecting? Please help me with my problem? I there anything i must change?
Advice required asap.
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Re: My new marine setup

Postby soumyaghosh » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:29 pm

Did u check nitrate???? If u get a reading then the tank has already started cycling.....its time for u to add some hard n cheap fish like chromis
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Re: My new marine setup

Postby Samarendu » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:34 pm

Will it be able to withstand the ammonia?
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Re: My new marine setup

Postby bullzi » Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:26 pm

Please do not add any fish until you see NH3, NO2 come to 0. There might be some die offs in your cured rock that's prolonging the cycling period. Just be patient and wait for the full cycling to complete.
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Re: My new marine setup

Postby bullzi » Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:27 pm

What kit are you using?
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Re: My new marine setup

Postby soumyaghosh » Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:54 pm

Samarendu wrote:Will it be able to withstand the ammonia?


Sorry missed that part. Did you do water change?? Do 30% then 20% in a week. That should take care of the Ammonia.
Surprisingly I never used an Ammonia test kit till date, not even NO2. Just NO3 & PO4, thats what I do till date. :o)

Sometimes is good to follow your instincts..............
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Postby Samarendu » Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:56 pm

Ok let me 30% water change now and den 20% in dis week. Den lets see what happens. Thanks soumya da for the advice
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Re: My new marine setup

Postby Samarendu » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:04 pm

Am using wild company testkit. To check its ok or not i checked it with RO water its giving 0. And today i checked my ammonia its showing 1pmm and nitrite .5ppm as same as yesterday.
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Re: My new marine setup

Postby soumyaghosh » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:57 pm

Do a 30% water change immediately......and do you have Bioptim & BioDigest (Prodibio). These are Good bacteria and helps to kick off the Nitrogen Cycle. Let me know if you have them, then I can suggest the dosage.
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Re: My new marine setup

Postby bullzi » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:42 pm

Apart from adding bottled bacteria, give a couple of weeks more time to complete the cycling. If you don't have any live stock, you can skip water change. Just before adding live stock, do a large water change to reduce the nitrates and phosphates.
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