KLEMS SCA 50g cube

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  1. Klems

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    Sand and water has been added to the tank....
     

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    It began to clear up this morning...
     

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    Got the sump filled and checked the levels with pump on and off....Herbie drain is running nice and quiet....About to drop in some Dr Tim's One and Only to get the cycle started!!!
     

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    Dang, that plumbing looks complex. Good job.

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the dr tims one and only, only accelerates the cycle but does not start it. You need a source of ammonia to start it.
     
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    Yup ammonia chloride drops.


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    Hey aren't you supposed to be in Tokyo right now?
     
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    I am waiting for the wife to come back from a meeting then heading out for grub again it's like my 4th meal.


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  8. Klems

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    Is it still OK to start with a fresh shrimp or two....Or are the drops better?
     
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    Ammonia from Ace Hardware works too. A bottle will last you many many many many tanks


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    I think if my kids' kids' ever have tanks they could use my bottle from ace.
     
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    Shrimp is still fine. I prefer the drops because I can dose it to however much ammonia I want it to have. With the shrimp you get what you get. You can fish them out when it reaches your desired amount but that's just more work.
     
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    How much of the ammonia should I dose for a 50-60 gallon setup?
     
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    If you're near San Jose I can loan you my dr tims ammonium chloride.
     
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    I am in South SJ, but already went to get the ammonia from ACE...Already put in the one and only this morning...Will dose the ammonia tonight
     
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    Hope you got the plain ammonia. Janitorial with no additions.


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    You mean I can't use the cool yellow or pink ones??? They smell nicer...
     
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    Let's get this cycle started.... IMG_20170328_165919487.jpg
     
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    Looking good.
     

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