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Old 01-24-2009, 09:41 PM   #1
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do i have to recycle

if i was to take everything out but keep all the lr in saltwater then put in new water into the tank then reput the lr back in would it cause a cycle.


(if you guys now what im asking caused i confused my too)
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:46 PM   #2
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lmao. If you're confused that doesn't give the rest of us much hope No you wouldn't recycle because the bacteria resides on surfaces and not within the water column. Dare I ask, why do you want to replace all your water; hence, 100% water change?
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lmao. If you're confused that doesn't give the rest of us much hope No you wouldn't recycle because the bacteria resides on surfaces and not within the water column. Dare I ask, why do you want to replace all your water; hence, 100% water change?
because after my skimmer broke i had have many kinds of algea blooms except hair algea and the tank looks disgusting so i just want to start all over would this effect any of my corals.
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Can you post your water parameters?
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I'm going to move this to the SW Reef Aquaria section, assuming you are talking about the 10G.....
Im asking about my 55 the 10 has to wait now because of this. and this time ill have pictures because i got a camera.
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Can you post your water parameters?
everything good except my nitrate its off the hook and i dont have a phosphate test
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It will affect all inhabitants, but won't necessarily solve your problems either. You need to get at the root cause and work from there or you are just refueling the fire and possibly stressing your livestock.
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How old are your lights?
How much/what/often are you feeding?
Have you tested your source water and then your pre-mixed SW?
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How old are your lights?
How much/what/often are you feeding?
Have you tested your source water and then your pre-mixed SW?
My lights should be new cause i just bought it and i feed every other day and my water source is good(as in nitrite nitrate etc...is zero)
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what would be the best thing for me to do.
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