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Old 01-16-2011, 01:50 PM   #11
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Just one big piece right now and some fake stuff. But there isn't really anything else to lose just my horse shoe my two mollies and two peoermint shrimp.. But I have a regular hang on filter till my canister filter gets here in the mail do u thing that was the problem
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no. the problem is, you didn't cycle the 125. you need to cycle the 125. you also should have about 100 pounds of live rock in that tank too.
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I need to cycle it even if I used water from my old tank.?? I should have come to u guys before I asked the guy at our pet store
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:03 PM   #14
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benifical bacteria does not reside in the water it grows on the rocks and good practice is to have 1-2lbs of live rock per gal that way you have enough surface area for the bacteria to grow on and break down ammonia fast enough so it wont harm the fish.

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Magma is right. The beneficial bacteria does not reside in the water. It grows on surfaces like the rock. sand and tank surfaces. As mentioned you need more LR in your tank. It might be a good idea to return the crab and start all over.
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Ya that's what I'm gonna do I'll just give my crab to my cuz bc he has had his tank forever
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