Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal



Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    barcelona, Spain
    Posts
    33

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default Liverock diagnosis anyone???


    0 Not allowed!
    Hello people, its me again.
    this time just wanted to post pictures of my liverock and other rarities i noticed in my tank on the site....see what diagnosis i get and what can be done...and generally keep my enthusiasm alive.

    Parameters are all good
    PH 8.2
    Ammonia 0.2 (did a 30% water change)
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 0.1
    Salinity 1.024(I make salinity checks using the long vertical deepsix hydrometer).

    everythings been normal in my tank for the past one month(after i lost my clown).Yellow clown goby is been okay and eating perfectly but noticed some changes on my Liverock...so here are some pictures, lets see if it's okay or there might be complications
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,851

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for the quote - **AquaQueen**   Message for you sir! - Aeonflame   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I see algae starting.Depends on what kind it is on whether its a nightmare or simple irritation.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    Posts
    20,090

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7   Chocolate always makes a body better.  Glad you're on the ment - fishmommie   Here's to a quick recovery my friend. - mommy1   Happy Holidays. - gadget228   Have a Candy cane ;-) Merry Christmas - steeler58   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Raising your salinity to around 1.025 to 1.026 will help keep the trace elements in line which will also help to keep algae in check. It helps your coraline algae grow which can out-compete other nasty types of algae once you have a lot of coraline growth.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    4,155

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for the clarification - Mith   A few clown for the fellow SW clowns. :D - ILuvMyGoldBarb   sorry about your angelfish - smaug   Many cultures donw through the ages have known that Ice cream is the perfect band-aid for all occasions. ~  Sorry for your loss. - 850R   Here's some Christmass Cheer, Happy Holidays Sheamurai - Cliff   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    If you still have ammonia, you are still cycling your tank...so you will be running thru the normal start up stages of a new saltwater tank...and that does include algae...a few different kinds.

    Time and good maintenance will help everything run its course!
    20gal long planted community

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,851

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for the quote - **AquaQueen**   Message for you sir! - Aeonflame   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Funny thing about that. I saw no green algae til my tank started to mature.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    barcelona, Spain
    Posts
    33

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Smile


    0 Not allowed!
    Thank you people.

    Will increase salinity in Tank to 1.025 like Cliff suggested, will scrub off algae growing on tank wall, will keep up water changes to once a week and maintain water quality.

    Was thinking about adding a bottom feeder or two(hermit and cleaner shrimp) and later add a new clown...but wanted the tank to mature and be at least stable before doing that.

    What do you guys think?

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    Posts
    20,090

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7   Chocolate always makes a body better.  Glad you're on the ment - fishmommie   Here's to a quick recovery my friend. - mommy1   Happy Holidays. - gadget228   Have a Candy cane ;-) Merry Christmas - steeler58   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Once you have 0 ammonia and nitrites, I would start stocking some of your CUC and maybe a fish or two. Without a bioload in the tank, it will not start to mature.

    Be careful cleaning stuff off of your rocks. You would be at risk of harming the beneficial bacteria that is in the rock providing your bio filtration. I would personally recommend that you do not clean off your rocks at all
    Last edited by Cliff; 02-16-2012 at 02:08 PM.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    barcelona, Spain
    Posts
    33

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Thanks Cliff...noted.

    But how do i get to know all these terms and abbreviations used in this hobby??

    for example CUC, BB etc....any resources online on the site???

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    barcelona, Spain
    Posts
    33

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    At times i do wonder if the test kits i use would give me an appropriate reading.

    It's the tube model and testing is liquid.
    The brand is called PRODAC and here in spain, it's very popular and common.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    Posts
    20,090

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7   Chocolate always makes a body better.  Glad you're on the ment - fishmommie   Here's to a quick recovery my friend. - mommy1   Happy Holidays. - gadget228   Have a Candy cane ;-) Merry Christmas - steeler58   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by tunbos1
    Thanks Cliff...noted.

    But how do i get to know all these terms and abbreviations used in this hobby??

    for example CUC, BB etc....any resources online on the site???
    The below thread contained some of the more common ones you will find here

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=20761
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •