75 gallon Minimumlist Aquascape ReefHaven.ATL Questions too need help.

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  1. ReefHaven.ATL

    ReefHaven.ATL Plankton

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    Hello reefers,
    It's been a long time coming, but im finally ready to start sharing my tank. I've had several reef tanks in the past, but sold them in 2010. In 2014, I enrolled in nursing school and thought it would be a great idea to have something relaxing to look at.

    Here's a video of my old tanks


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    With my new tank I wanted to go with a minimumlist aquascape look.

    Equipment so far.
    75 gallon tank
    Black stand from petsmart
    Glass holes 1500 GPS complete kit + two returns
    Windriders creation custom sump. (40 gallon breeder with 11 gallon refugium in the middle.)
    Bubble magus curve 7
    Jecod DCT- 8000 (I ordered the DCT-6000, but they sen't the 8000. Lucky me )
    BRS RO/DI
    Two Aqueon heaters
    Marcos dry rock & sand

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    Now I have a question, the day before I put in my protein skimmer my ammonia read 0.25. Today, after 3 days of the protein skimmer being in the sump, ammonia is now reading 0. Has my tank gone through its cycle? Keep in mind I don't fave any fish just a small piece of live rock and algae in my refugium.
    This is what it has pulled

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  3. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Did you add a food source? Have you tested nitrite and nitrate levels? Without those values there is no way to tell if you have cycled.

    P.s. I think you mean minimalist.☺
     
  4. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi and welcome to 3reef.

    The tank looks great. How many days in is it?
     
  5. ReefHaven.ATL

    ReefHaven.ATL Plankton

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    Thanks,
    Its going on 3 weeks. Week one i had the tank running with just the sand and rock. Week two i added a small piece of live rock to the refugium along with algae. Week three i added the protein skimmer.
     
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  6. ReefHaven.ATL

    ReefHaven.ATL Plankton

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    Will test again today.
     
  7. ReefHaven.ATL

    ReefHaven.ATL Plankton

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    This is from today. I have a little piece of live rock and a few hermit carbs
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  9. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Well that looks pretty darn good. Start with a small cuc, hermits I guess.