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Old 07-17-2012, 11:39 PM   #141
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Just tested the tap water here at home. About 1 ppm phosphate. I am fixing to use ChemiPure Elite and Seachem Purigen. I don't suppose this would resolve the phosphate issue?
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I jumped the gone on my phosphate test looks more like 0.25 ppm.
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Just tested the tap water here at home. About 1 ppm phosphate. I am fixing to use ChemiPure Elite and Seachem Purigen. I don't suppose this would resolve the phosphate issue?
I have been using tap water for about 7 months now , I let it set for 24 + hours and use a conditioner for chloramine , and run some GFO in a canister, my phosphates are either 0.0 or 0.25 I can't tell if it's a change so I just assume is at .25 just to be " safe " I find I have canyo is cause my nitrates get higher than 10ppm . I also have a ball of cheato sitting in the corner to help with that ( and breeding pods )
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:21 AM   #144
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I have been using tap water for about 7 months now , I let it set for 24 + hours and use a conditioner for chloramine , and run some GFO in a canister, my phosphates are either 0.0 or 0.25 I can't tell if it's a change so I just assume is at .25 just to be " safe " I find I have canyo is cause my nitrates get higher than 10ppm . I also have a ball of cheato sitting in the corner to help with that ( and breeding pods )

Thanks for the info. I think it will be fine for the cycle, though I am still torn. Not to mention that upon further inspection I believe I found quite a few Aiptasia on the two pieces of live rock that I bought. Does anyone think that the super high ammonia will kill them off? Perhaps one good will come from this freaking catastrophe.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:26 AM   #145
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They are pretty resilient. I would not doubt they survive.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:28 AM   #146
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I think it was Carey who was saying today that she left some rock out to sun bake put it back in the tank and they still survived
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.....of course...I knew I should have done the tank without live rock. I may just throw it out and run the tank with out live rock and just let my base rock become live. Thoughts?
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Just some lemon juice and a baster will do the trick. I would leave the lr in there.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:07 AM   #149
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Just some lemon juice and a baster will do the trick. I would leave the lr in there.
Let's hope this does not end up like the epic battle against aiptasia that took place last week....
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Adding a couple Peppermint shrimp after the cycle, if your future stocking will allow, has the possibility of ending the war easily and permanently.
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