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Old 10-26-2013, 08:10 AM   #1
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Adding Live rock?

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I have had my tank for almost a year now (since january) and it is doing fine and lately i have been considering, adding more live rock to the tank to allow a more "reef like look" as its not the best place to position corals. its an Aqua one 620t which i converted to marine, an i just feel it looks a tad empty. will the addition of rock cause a spike in ammonia or nitrates and cause my precious fish to die? or will it be sustanable. The LFS has heaps of rock in tanks that have filtration. i am running a canister filter and the over head filter? and if so does anyone have any possible design ideas?


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Old 10-26-2013, 08:22 AM   #2
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You should be ok adding some more rock but looks like you need more flow as the cyano is spreading....
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:23 AM   #3
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What is Cyano?
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Are you getting some red slime algae on your sand bed and existing rock?
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:32 AM   #5
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Yes. How should I get rid of it?
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First thing is not to overfeed the tank... Then you need more water movement,cyano will first build up at dead spots.... What type lighting are you using?
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I'm using t5 bulbs
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How old are the bulbs? How long do you run them each day?
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:50 AM   #9
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They are 10 months old. Probably 10 hours a day
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We have articles about cyano and curing lr iin our sw articles section.
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