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Old 02-10-2011, 04:26 PM   #11
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If you already have good flow then you are all set. Take some pictures for us so we can see the tank.
Will do when I get off work! Thanks for the advice. Also, going to test the water again after work so I'll post the results then to.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:28 PM   #12
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10 Feb 11 tests

So tonights round of tests are as follows:

Salinity: 1.026 (little high?)
Ph: 8.2
Ammonia: .25ppm
Nitrite: 1.0ppm
Nitrate: 40ppm (supposed to be this high??)

My ammonia only spiked to 2.0ppm is that high enough for the cycle? or should I get another shrimp and throw it in there?

But thats an update thus far, I'll post some pictures after dinner.
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:20 PM   #13
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Ok some pics.

ok so these first ones are of my protein skimmer then i'll get to the tank.

this one is of the intake of my skimmer


this is the return side of the skimmer, might not be able to tell but theres alot of micro bubbles in there


And this is a snail of some sort i believe, might be a bad pic though, he's pretty much in the middle of the pic under the "bridge"
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.026 is good. that's what it is out at the reefs where we collect our livestock.
you don't need another shrimp.
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.026 is good. that's what it is out at the reefs where we collect our livestock.
you don't need another shrimp.
ok thanks 4 the advice!
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For clean up crew I'd get a couple nassarius snails to keep the sand bed stirred up, blue legged hermits or halloween hermits would look good in there and help with algae/left over food, maybe some astraea snails or turbo snails too for algae control

For corals maybe some orange ricordeas or any mushroom really, plate coral, zoas...your light isnt that great so you would have to stick to the lower light corals..which are easier anyways :p
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For clean up crew I'd get a couple nassarius snails to keep the sand bed stirred up, blue legged hermits or halloween hermits would look good in there and help with algae/left over food, maybe some astraea snails or turbo snails too for algae control

For corals maybe some orange ricordeas or any mushroom really, plate coral, zoas...your light isnt that great so you would have to stick to the lower light corals..which are easier anyways :p
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13 Feb 11 round of tests

Salinity: 1.028 (high)
PH: 8.2
Ammonia: .25ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: 20ppm

Would it be safe to add a CUC? if so any suggestions?
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no. don't add anything living until the ammonia and nitrite are zero.
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