02-23-2013, 02:08 AM
Thank you, Cliff. I wasn't aware that adding rock would cause that.
02-23-2013, 02:09 AM
Oh, and I have been leaving the algae on the rear glass. Should I clean it off or continue leaving it?
02-23-2013, 02:25 AM
I would leave that algae for your snails to find
Any time you have live rock out of water you will have die off. The longer the rock is out of water, the move die off you will get, and the more ammonia you will get. Just like cycling a tank with live rock
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02-23-2013, 02:29 AM
Ah gotcha. It was in a plastic bag for about an hour. Went right into the tank. They said I didn't need to cure it because they have already done so. They have these huge bins that they keep their live rock that is for sale. It doesn't any type of fish, inverts, etc in there. Supposedly just clean live rock.
The Blenny has actually already done a number on the algae. I can see his "bite" marks now that he came out of hiding to eat.
02-23-2013, 02:12 PM
Here are a few more pictures I got last night right before the lights went off. I will attempt to get more today.
Still a lot of bubbles in there. It looks like most of them are gone this morning.
02-23-2013, 02:56 PM
02-23-2013, 04:40 PM
Just tested the water to make sure everything is going smooth.
So far, so good.
Nitrites - 0
Nitrates - 10
Ammonia - 0
PH - 8.2
Salinity - 1.023
02-24-2013, 04:51 PM
Got some decent shots of the Blenny
02-24-2013, 05:04 PM
the tank is really looking good, Allen. Love the photos and can't wait to see more.
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02-24-2013, 06:18 PM
Thank you! I can't wait for this green and brown algae to subside.