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    Calcium while cycling?

    My tank is Cycling right now so I am not even going to get into the numbers, however measured my calcium and it is as 0. Should I add something to up the calcium or wait it out? Will the calcium develop on it's own?....

    Setup as of today:
    90 Gallon Tank
    20+lbs of LR (buying 40-60lbs more this week)
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    2 x Maxi-jet 1200
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    Regular filter to get the extra junk out
    Working on getting a skimmer this week...


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    IF you calcium is at 0 then i'd say you have a bad test kit, its near impossible for saltwater to contain 0 calcium!

    I can't believe there is actually someone else from SJ on here, welcome to the club
    Mark
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    Before you buy more live rock, i should let you know that one of my good friends is getting out of the hobby and selling off all the parts of his 75 gal ocean reef setup, he has over 100lbs of live rock let me know if your intrested you'll be able to get a awesome price for it
    Mark
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    I had the LFS test it.. probably why...
    But I will be getting some good test kits soon
    However, the coraline on my Live Rocks seem to be fading off...

    Yes I am in Saint John
    Thanks

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    Do you mean you had pets unlimited test it ???
    Ugh don't even get me started on the bad advice those guys dole out, for calcium test kits i'd reccommend salifert test kits they have served me well and i've used a half dozen different kinds.
    Where are you getting your additional live rock from ?
    Mark
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    I was debating (and deciding for sure tomorrow) if I wanted reef bones from Mops, or Live Rock from J&L... I have the cash now.

    BUT.. if you have someone parting out.. I am definately interested... pmed ya

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    I ordered live rock over the net too, i made out allright, but in the end paid around 10$ a pound after paying allmost 100$ shipping per box, we're so far away from everyone that supplies that we get killed for shipping
    Mark
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    ya shipping sucks I paid almost as much for shipping as I did for the rock I got from J&L.

    Hey FishMonger when is your friend parting from the hobby? I might be interested in some stuff. Does he have any corals. If you could PM me that would be great. I'll forget about posting this till like 2 weeks down the road and it will be to late then!!!! Gee's all those welding fumes!! What was I writing again.????
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    Mike Philpott

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    Thats one thing people just don't understand, shipping is HORRIBlE with live rock, i've done it several times, and each time the rock is worse for the wear, and takes so much longer to cycle a tank then when you take rock from an established tank
    Mark
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    Originally posted by fishmonger
    takes so much longer to cycle a tank then when you take rock from an established tank

    Wouldn't it take less time if you take established rock from one tank and move it to another tank. In water the hole time? Reason i'm asking this is that i'm getting a pile new rock from an established tank in a week and I was going to put some pieces in my tank when I get it home.
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    Mike Philpott

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