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Old 12-12-2012, 07:54 PM   #901
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Day 15 results same as day 14...

C'mon nitrites...
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:48 PM   #902
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Sometimes nitrites take longer than ammonia to drop but your nitrates are so high you must have a good colony of bacteria working on it.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:50 PM   #903
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Sometimes nitrites take longer than ammonia to drop but your nitrates are so high you must have a good colony of bacteria working on it.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:18 PM   #904
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What is this patience you speak of?
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:45 AM   #905
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What is this patience you speak of?
The patience I've learned to have ever since joining the SW side haha
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:15 PM   #906
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Day 16
Ammo 0ppm
Nitrite 2ppm
Nitrate 80ppm
Salinity 1.024

I'm taking the shrimp out tonight.. it smells so bad near my tank now :/

How can I reduce salt creep?? I can see my salinity flucuation becoming a problem somehow. Should I just wipe it back into the water or no?
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:45 PM   #907
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With no livestock I'd wipe it back in but u don't wanna do that once u have anything in the tank. To stop the salt creep you've gotta find the source which is usually bubbles bursting at the surface. With that said, salt creep comes with the hobby lol
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:55 PM   #908
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With no livestock I'd wipe it back in but u don't wanna do that once u have anything in the tank. To stop the salt creep you've gotta find the source which is usually bubbles bursting at the surface. With that said, salt creep comes with the hobby lol
Ohh well I guess there's no solving this problem then not with the way my water gets dumped into my sump.. all it does is create bubbles.. thank god for the bubble trap I made lol oh well I guess I can manage.. do u think it'll cause any problems down the road?
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No.. honestly if you look under/behind very established old tanks its usually coated bad in salt creep lol. What I did was cut some 1/8" acrylic into 2" wide strips and siliconed them onto the top brace lip of my sump to work as a splash guard.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:37 AM   #910
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No.. honestly if you look under/behind very established old tanks its usually coated bad in salt creep lol. What I did was cut some 1/8" acrylic into 2" wide strips and siliconed them onto the top brace lip of my sump to work as a splash guard.
Good point, maybe I'll look into that, for the time being I'll just wipe it back into the sump. Is it bad if a chunk of salt falls back into the sump when there's livestock in the tank?
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