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Old 01-31-2010, 02:42 PM   #21
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Yes, that's the video. Great stuff..Thanks
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LOL, I am going to cry. That shrimp it killed is the same exact one that just vanished from my tank the other day. Holy crap!

I am going to catch this sucker today and take him to the fish store. Wish me luck. Will give me a chance to resculpt my rocks again too. :P
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Ok sorry about that Vanphyre. Yesterday`s 14 inches of snow had me busy. Yes your readings look pretty good. The goal of nitrates is to get them to 0 but 10-15 is manageable. The tank pics look great. Very impressive. Sounds like you already got some great advice. I am a little concerned what the stuff growing on your sand is. Hard to tell from the pic but what color is it?
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No problem Mike, that is just a tad bit of snow lol Thanks a lot on the tank look feedback! I hope I can get it looking good again, am in the process of taking out the rocks and coral. Caught the Pistol Shrimp, his butt is going back to the fish store. Water is cloudy, hopefully the fish will be ok!

Edit: No other shrimp found unless they were really really **** good hiders in the center of the rocks or something. I put everything back, prob have to rearrange again once I can see better. :p
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Maybe you can see the stuff on the sand better with this pic. Let me know. Not really sure what color, it's kind of reddish / brown... It used to be growing on a rock...and no idea how /why, but it all fell down onto the sand...

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It does not really look like cyano. Is it growing upwards? Does it have any structure to it...like a macro algae of sorts?
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Cyano really looks like a slime where your stuff does not. I would try to cut back on excessive nutrients and try to siphon that stuff up next time you do PWC`s.
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Don't think it was Cyano either. I used my algae scraper to poke at it and it all came up in one big sheet. Pretty stury stuff, oh well it's gone now.

Will probably pickup a cleanup crew package in a couple weeks. What do you think of this one? Would cost me about $90. It was recommended for a 30-90gallon tank.

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I would cut down on the crabs,,,hermits, etc get a package with more algae eating snails.
Did you guys see what we did to find out what was killing your snails, crabs. We had to take away the things we had control over...the water parameters, feedings, new additions, etc and then we could go to the next level and see if you noticed any sites or sounds and bingo I believe we got it. Sometimes it takes more information, but that is the reason we ask so many Questions.
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