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Old 04-17-2017, 11:23 AM   #41
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Secondary drain started leaking. I tried to 'goop' some pvc glue on the outside of the fitting, but that looked bad. So I will redo that driain tonight. Then start leak test again tomorrow.

I think I have found a line on someone overnighting me some Fritz-Zyme Turbostart 900 bacteria. This stuff is supposed to be the bomb for quick cycling. I will dose with ammonium chloride, test, dose the 900, test again. Repeat. I will have marine pure and a very small amount of liverock from my current sump. I hope this will be enough as my fake aquascape will not provide much surface area for bacteria. May have to add some more rubble or marine pure if ammonia is not processed quickly.

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Not bad, but it would look good with Blue cloves over it
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Talk about clean looking......I can't even see the overflow.
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Not bad, but it would look good with Blue cloves over it
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Talk about clean looking......I can't even see the overflow.
Well. It's just a quick/bad iphone shot. I will try to get a better shot showing the overflow. But I really, really like that it only take 2"X5"X16" on the tank side. Very low profile.

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So I added Fritz Ammonium Chloride and Turbostart 900 on Sunday. Ammonia was 8ppm on Sunday, 4ppm Monday, and 1ppm yesterday. Turbostart 900 seems to work as advertised. It's still unbelievable to me that NO Atlanta LFS carries this. I had to drive to Athens to get it. It's incredibly popular on the national forums and with people that have tried it. Oh well, hopefully I won't need any more anytime soon.

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So I added Fritz Ammonium Chloride and Turbostart 900 on Sunday. Ammonia was 8ppm on Sunday, 4ppm Monday, and 1ppm yesterday. Turbostart 900 seems to work as advertised. It's still unbelievable to me that NO Atlanta LFS carries this. I had to drive to Athens to get it. It's incredibly popular on the national forums and with people that have tried it. Oh well, hopefully I won't need any more anytime soon.
Oddly enough, I find most fish stores don't support (support could be the wrong word) the idea of bacteria + ammonia when compared to selling live rock and doing it the natural way. I am forever going to be a dry rock, ammonia and bacteria guy.

Tank looks sweet, after a couple of years when its fully grown in the scape is going to be truly awesome. Are you going to be starting this one fresh with frags, or moving some colonies into it?

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