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rtigerc

Size doesn't matter mk2

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Ok the pico tank has been upgraded to this baby;

TMC Microhabitat 60 in white.

I just need to get a skimmer and ATU and then it is all out war to try to compete with Pauly Hughes at AAC and his amazing Red Sea nano max display tank.

 

 

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Darren very kindly did some mods to the lights for me yesterday to give more control over the blue and white channels.

 

I will got the plumbing done this afternoon and up / running at the weekend

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Take is all clear and looks good.

I will start the cycling tomorrow - I think my wife is cooking prawns so I will steal one of those to throw in the tank

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Started to cycle the tank today by adding a raw prawn.
 
i'm not using any "snake oil" or chemicals in this one!


Put off by your last experience? I must admit despite using other chemical addictives etc I like to cycle the traditional way and would not use ATM or DR Timms.


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I don't doubt DR Timms works - I obviously did something wrong last.

I'm in no rush with this tank. I have been collecting zoas, mushrooms and other softies for it which are happy in the main tank.

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I don't doubt DR Timms works - I obviously did something wrong last.
I'm in no rush with this tank. I have been collecting zoas, mushrooms and other softies for it which are happy in the main tank.


Absolutely, both are good products that work, just not for me


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Tank is cycling nicely.

My sponsor Darren West loaned an ammonia test kit yesterday.

Ammonia at 1.2

going to keep feeding tank for next few days and I should hit an ammonia and nitrite spike

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I never had any joy with Dr Tims or ATM.
The only one I've ever had success with is Prodibio. Each of my house moves I've used it, and not lost any livestock.
It's just a pain to get hold of.

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But doesn't procibo boost the bacteria you already have? Whereas the other stuff is meant to provide the bacteria and have the tank fish safe from day 1

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They do a start up kit, which neutralises ammonia, then a bacteria strain to consume it. So you don't get the spike.

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Tank has cycled so this week I will be adding the corals, a bubble tip anemone and a pair of clowns


What clowns you getting Roy?


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I added a bubble tip anemone on Tuesday.

Typically the clowns haven't even looked at the nem and surprise surprise it has decided to walk.

It has moved off the rock it was on and has now attached to the back glass. I suspect that will not be its final resting place

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Very nice Roy.

One of the downsides to a nem I suppose as you never know where they are going to end up or what they will trample over.


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