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    Enough to drop temps quick. Like a whole bag 9of ice.

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    Okay, I'm gonna go do that now.
    EDIT: wow, a lot of the bristleworms were already dead, and they're tough little things!
    Last edited by Fishkeeper; 05-18-2012 at 06:00 PM.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

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    0 Not allowed!
    I had a few big shells and nicely-shaped pieces of rock I wanted to keep, so I decided to boil them. I have a totally awesome mom I told her "I need to boil some rocks and shells that were in my aquarium to kill the bacteria" and she said "okay, go get a big pot". How many moms would do that?
    Last edited by Fishkeeper; 05-18-2012 at 07:46 PM.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

  4. #24

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    0 Not allowed!
    IMO, you only need to re-cure your live rock ( with some extra water changes) and not boil it. The lemon juice contains acids which likely lowered your PH too quickly or lowered a already low PH to create the problem that you are currently in (as Smaug stated, the straw that broke the camel’s back). The lemon juice also contains natural sugars, which likely acted like a form of carbon dosing. Carbon dosing with sugar is a common practice for many people with reef tanks which initially creates a bacteria bloom as it promotes the growth of denitrifying bacteria which is harmless to your tank.

    I would just hate to see you kill off your rock for no good reason (IMO).

    Just my $0.02. At the end of the day, it’s your rock and your choice.
    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/"]

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    0 Not allowed!
    I didn't boil all of it, just some that was mostly dead. Good to know, Cliff! I was planning on getting some new rock in addition to the old, once the plumbers finish installing our water softener and I can refill the tank.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

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    0 Not allowed!
    I drained all the water and all the sand, wiped the inside of the tank down, and filled it with all new water. Tank now has about 2 inches of mixed Nature's Ocean Bio-Activ Live Aragonite reef sand, and regular black aquarium sand. 2 parts former to one part latter. Also, at least 35 lbs live rock, and a few nice big shells. Now to wait a few weeks. Oh, are there any pufferfish that won't nip soft corals? I know they all eat shrimp.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

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    0 Not allowed!
    You shoulda went bare bottom.

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    0 Not allowed!
    I want to keep pistol shrimp, which need to burrow, and about half the fish I want need sand to some extent (gobies and blennies) Plus, I don't really like the look of bare bottom tanks. They don't look natural to me.
    Last edited by Fishkeeper; 05-24-2012 at 04:40 PM.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

  9. #29

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    0 Not allowed!
    Just IMO I think you're moving a little too fast... you just had a tank crash and you just tore it apart and are already thinking of your new livestock. Nothing wrong with that I know it's an exciting hobby but I would figure out what happened the first time around to make sure it doesn't happen again. We know it was most likely the bact bloom but why was their nutrient building up in the rock? That's usually a sign of no skimming... I saw it mentioned earlier in the thread that yours broke... THAT'S A BIG DEAL lol... it's important especially to such a small tank where water params don't have as much to buffer as a larger SW tank

    Just my 2 cents though, if it were me I'd figure out the root of the problem before making any other plans and fixing that and then moving forward
    55g Long --> After 18mo of doing well the tank crashed during moving. Most likely cause: Flatworm Die-off... won't start another until after moving... Likely not until late 2013

    20g Long --> currently concoting a build plan

    Check out the journal to follow my 20g SW tank

    "Take a chance, because you never know how perfect some things can turn out" -- unknown

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    Yeah to the above. I'm tninking the op needs to stop thinking that lemon juice crashed the tank. I'm thinking it was at the point that a slightly large feeding or fish death could have done it.
    You say you want a pistol shrimp? I thought you just asked about a puffer? Even mentioned that you know they attack shrimp?

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