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Nearly there! Jota's tank
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OK, waiting on a Primo 110l tank arriving before I can start a fishless cycle but most of the other equipment has arrived.

Tested my tap water and found -

pH 7.6 on both high and low test kits
Nitrate - 0
KH - between 1 and 2
GH - between 1 and 2

API test kit used.

More updates when the rest of the gear arrives.
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(04-12-2018, 11:37 AM)Jota Wrote: OK, waiting on a Primo 110l tank arriving before I can start a fishless cycle but most of the other equipment has arrived.

Tested my tap water and found -

pH 7.6 on both high and low test kits
Nitrate - 0
KH - between 1 and 2
GH - between 1 and 2

API test kit used.

More updates when the rest of the gear arrives.

Great news, looking forward to seeing it up and running mate.  Wink 

Ian.
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10 Rummynose Tetras
12 Glowlight Tetras
16 Cardinal Tetras
6 Red Phantom Tetras
8 Silvertip Tetras
6 Cherry Barbs
1 Pearl Gourami (female)
5 Sterbai Corys
3 Bandit Corys ?
2 Panda Corys ?
2 Bristlenose Plecs

Tank 70% stocked with above housemates.  Smile
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I think it'll be the new year at this rate Ian. The Primo will be used to cycle the filters, 2 x Eheim 2217 then I'll get the Rio350 sometime in January. That's the plan anyway but a couple of shops are a bit slow in the meantime with equipment.
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(04-12-2018, 02:11 PM)Jota Wrote: I think it'll be the new year at this rate Ian.  The Primo will be used to cycle the filters, 2 x Eheim 2217 then I'll get the Rio350 sometime in January.  That's the plan anyway but a couple of shops are a bit slow in the meantime with equipment.

What's the hold up with equipment then ?

Ian.
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6 Red Phantom Tetras
8 Silvertip Tetras
6 Cherry Barbs
1 Pearl Gourami (female)
5 Sterbai Corys
3 Bandit Corys ?
2 Panda Corys ?
2 Bristlenose Plecs

Tank 70% stocked with above housemates.  Smile
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They said they sent it (tank and stand) to another guy with my name so had to redo the order. The new order arrives tomorrow so no biggie.

I ordered two Hydor external 12mm heaters and got one 12mm and one 16mm. I'm still waiting on the guy to send me a returns form via email but I can fishless cycle without those heaters by using the one that comes with the Primo.

How many weeks did you fishless cycle take?
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sounds like your having a barrel of fun then!
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Took about five or six weeks to do my cycle iirc, but then your tank is slightly less volume wise, but it takes as long as it takes.

Keep us up dated.

Don't want to call you Jota, what's your name can I ask, I know some on here don't want people knowing there first names for some strange reason.

Ian.
Juwel Rio 450 LED

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12 Glowlight Tetras
16 Cardinal Tetras
6 Red Phantom Tetras
8 Silvertip Tetras
6 Cherry Barbs
1 Pearl Gourami (female)
5 Sterbai Corys
3 Bandit Corys ?
2 Panda Corys ?
2 Bristlenose Plecs

Tank 70% stocked with above housemates.  Smile
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It's Al.

Once I get it set up I'll keep updating this thread with the numbers. I think I'll try doing it at 28c and see if that speeds things up a little bit. I'm basically cycling the two external filters in the Primo then will be moving them to the Rio 350 when I get it.
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(04-12-2018, 05:16 PM)Jota Wrote: They said they sent it (tank and stand) to another guy with my name so had to redo the order. The new order arrives tomorrow so no biggie.

I ordered two Hydor external 12mm heaters and got one 12mm and one 16mm.  I'm still waiting on the guy to send me a returns form via email but I can fishless cycle without those heaters by using the one that comes with the Primo.

How many weeks did you fishless cycle take?

(04-12-2018, 06:32 PM)Jota Wrote: It's Al.

Once I get it set up I'll keep updating this thread with the numbers.  I think I'll try doing it at 28c and see if that speeds things up a little bit.  I'm basically cycling the two external filters in the Primo then will be moving them to the Rio 350 when I get it.

Hi Al, yes a higher temp seems to aid the cycling process.  Wink 

Ian.
Juwel Rio 450 LED

10 Rummynose Tetras
12 Glowlight Tetras
16 Cardinal Tetras
6 Red Phantom Tetras
8 Silvertip Tetras
6 Cherry Barbs
1 Pearl Gourami (female)
5 Sterbai Corys
3 Bandit Corys ?
2 Panda Corys ?
2 Bristlenose Plecs

Tank 70% stocked with above housemates.  Smile
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(04-12-2018, 05:53 PM)wingnut55 Wrote: Don't want to call you Jota, what's your name can I ask, I know some on here don't want people knowing there first names for some strange reason.

Because we dont want to be stalked by strange people Wink
Fortunately for me I normally freak people out Big Grinrofl
 😇 Heaven doesn’t want me...
And Hell is afraid I’ll take over! 😈
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