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  1. #21

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    What all are you testing?
    If you are still getting ammonia/nitrite readings, then there's no need for water changes.
    Pretty much only need to do water change just before stocking, to do that last nitrate drop.

    (*Fry'em! lol)
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    I have to agree that frying them seems like an interesting method. What's the worst that can happen?
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    On the subject of Ammo and 'Trite, here are todays readings:

    Salinity: 1.022-1.024
    PH: 8.2-8.4
    Ammo: 0ppm
    Trite: 0ppm
    Trate: Appears to be still 20-40 ppm.
    Phos: 0.5ppm

    A little concerned about my nitrates.
    C'est la vie.

    4'x2'x2 Tank: 1 Scooter Blenny, 1 Pink Tailed Shrimp Goby, 1 Goby of unknown species, 2 Yellow Tailed Blue Damsels, 1 Blue Tailed Wrasse, 1 Percula Clown.

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    Really hate giving you guys horrible quality pictures, but my tank has cleared up very nicely since yesterday and I thought i'd share.


    This is one of two shots, on the 'night' setting on my camera. I have horribly shaky hands, so this is the best I can get on that setting.


    And this is the second shot on my camera's normal setting.

    My little red hermit crab is zooming about the tank and climbing on everything. That pile of rock will probably be shifted and made more stable when I get more live rock, and most of the tiny peices on the bottom of the tank I'll probably remove before the substrate goes in. It's looking very clean and I'm very happy with it!
    C'est la vie.

    4'x2'x2 Tank: 1 Scooter Blenny, 1 Pink Tailed Shrimp Goby, 1 Goby of unknown species, 2 Yellow Tailed Blue Damsels, 1 Blue Tailed Wrasse, 1 Percula Clown.

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    Glad to hear you addin more live rock. Most people use the rule of thumb for 1 lb per gallon

    Don't forget, adding live rock can give you a mini cycle. I would add the rock before you add anything else
    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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    Very good feeling when things settle and look better...

    If you are going to add more rock, don't worry too much about your nitrates. Like Cliff says, more rock will likely trigger a mini-cycle.

    You might want to hang on to those smaller peices you are thinking of removing - rock rubble is good for the sump, if you don't want it in your display, plus might be handy for down the road when you have made the jump to corals. Plus it is part of filtration as well, and you don't really want to be reducing that.
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    My sump is filled with LR fragments as the filtration media, lol. But yeah, that's a great idea! I might do that instead of ditching them.

    And yeah, much more liverock is going to go into the tank. Hopefully I can get some good pieces from my friend as he merges his two 4foots into his 6foot tank, his LR is amazing and has been in his tanks for about four years now. I doubt I can get some substrate from him, but I'll see if he's willing to part with some.


    My plan is to get more rock and some good quality substrate, then some hermits and peppermint shrimp. I'm about 60% sure the crab I have in my tank right now is an emerald crab, but I'm not really certain. I'm looking at getting some snails to help keep the substrate and the LR clean and nice, but I'm not sure how many of them and hermit's I'm going to have to get. But that's a bit down the road yet!
    Last edited by VenusTheMagicalCrawdad; 05-23-2011 at 01:27 PM.
    C'est la vie.

    4'x2'x2 Tank: 1 Scooter Blenny, 1 Pink Tailed Shrimp Goby, 1 Goby of unknown species, 2 Yellow Tailed Blue Damsels, 1 Blue Tailed Wrasse, 1 Percula Clown.

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    Today's tests:

    Salinity: 1.022-1.024
    PH: 8.4
    Ammo: 0ppm
    'Trite: 0ppm
    'Trate: 40-80 (Oh dear)
    Phos: 0.5ppm
    C'est la vie.

    4'x2'x2 Tank: 1 Scooter Blenny, 1 Pink Tailed Shrimp Goby, 1 Goby of unknown species, 2 Yellow Tailed Blue Damsels, 1 Blue Tailed Wrasse, 1 Percula Clown.

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    Keep in mind, once you add more live rock, you should be able to grow more the bacteria that eats nitrate and converts it to nitrogen gas. That's one of the differences between fresh water and salt water aquariums. No need to panic right now. A smaller (30%) water change before adding the new live rock should be all you need to do.

    http://www.americanaquariumproducts....gen_Cycle.html
    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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    Well said Cliff...

    Crawdad make sure you get the rock in there sooner than later since it'll add more surface area for the benefitial bacteria to colonize on. Also if you add too much rock it could set you back completely to the start again. If you have too much rock and too much of a die off and it could be too much for you existing bb posibly setting you all the way back to the starting block. Not saying that will definitely happen but just saying that you should keep it in mind lol
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