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Old 10-28-2011, 06:55 PM   #11
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Did you cycle the tank? We have a great article on it in our SW articles section.
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:53 PM   #12
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I did cycle the tank. It probably was the ammonia who know but I don't want to buy any more fishes until I get the canopy just to make sure its not that
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:00 PM   #13
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Probably caused an ammonia spike by stirring the sandbed to much.
Should I try to avoid siphoning tru the sandbed? How should remove unneaten food?
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:03 PM   #14
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Is it weird that only my shrimps survived?
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Yes. Don't siphon your sand-bed. That's a big no!! Doing that will cause all of the nitrates sitting it it to release into your water therefor killing its inhabitants...
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In a freshwater tank can i siphon my rocks? Is there much of a difference?
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the only difference is saltwater fish are a little mor sensitive then freshwater. from what i've read freashwater fish can live with nitrates of 80ppm while saltwater can only cope with abotu 40ppm
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Ohh interesting, so i shouldnt siphen?
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Ohh interesting, so i shouldnt siphen?
Siphoning an FW tanks substrate I'd fine, I do mine weekly. Bug it's too be avoided in an SW tank as far as I know. Shouldn't really be needed in an SW tank with the eight CuC etc.
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Ohh okay thansks! I was worried cuz i siphoned it today! Hahah
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