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    I would like to make two suggestions

    1-increase the surface agitation of your tank water to increase the oxygen levels in the water. This will help your bacteria to grow faster and help you get through this bacteria bloom faster

    2- increase your salinity to 1.026 (which is natural sea water were most of the fish we keep in the hobby come from). This will help stabilize all the required elements naturally found in seawater which will stabilize your pH. This will help many aspects of your water parameters
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Okay today's update:

    I increased the surface agitation and the salinity. It is now at 1.026. I did a 25% water change. The water looks pretty clear now. Is 25% a good daily water change or should it be less?

    Paramters are:

    pH 8.2
    Temperature 78 degrees
    Ammonia .25 ppm
    Nitrite 0ppm
    Nitrate 3.0ppm

    I bought a medium size piece of dry rock and 2 small live rocks. They're now in a bucket with a heater and powerhead.

    When I was doing the water change I had a startling experience. I felt something all of a sudden wiggle through my fingers. I jumped only to realize it was the clownfish swimming around and through my fingers.

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    Tested the water again today. Ammonia and nitrates have gone up a bit.

    pH 8.2
    Temperature 78 degrees
    Ammonia .5 ppm
    Nitrite 0ppm
    Nitrate 5.0ppm

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    You really want your ammonia so it is undetectable by your test kit. While clown fish are pretty hardy, they won't tolerate ammonia level that high for very long without putting there health at risk. I would suggest a %50 water change carefully matching the salinity and temp to that of your tank. If you can still detect a good level of ammonia, complete another 50% waterchange

    How well did you wash the sand before putting it in your new tank ?

    How much new liv rock did you add ?
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    Alrighty, as of today ammonia is undetectable! Woo! I've done several big water changes and it seems to have worked. Now to hope it continues to stay that way.

    I washed the sand in a big bucket and ran water through it while stirring until the water was clear.

    I haven't added the new rock yet because it's in a bucket curing. I bought an extra 11lbs of mostly dead rock. Probably 2lbs of that is live rock. So what's in the tank right now is my current live rock which is 8lbs.

    I also went to my LFS and picked up a protein skimmer. Thanks for the help with that one!


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