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Old 01-22-2012, 11:07 AM   #1111
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I agree it would be better to test the ones that are essential first. Do you have a calcium test? I just found out that they are pretty important. Same with alk.
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:15 PM   #1112
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Yea once you start doing corals youll want to test for calcium, alk, and magnesium. Those r the main ones. Theres also iodine, iron, and others.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:53 AM   #1113
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Just though i would post with a few pics

1. The xenia is growing alot! It has many little heads popping up, at least 6

2. Feather duster has gotten bigger and brighter!

3. We are getting lots of stringy green algea in the tank... Dont no if thats good or bad.,
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:42 AM   #1114
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It's looking great! I can't believe the Xenia is doing so well in the middle of a cycle!
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:00 AM   #1115
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I had about a 6" string of green algae during my cycle. looked disgusting. just pull it out & throw it away.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:03 PM   #1116
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It's looking great! I can't believe the Xenia is doing so well in the middle of a cycle!
Lol i know! Haha we have no idea why, but its pretty cool! We want to get some hermits and snails this weekend because hopefully the cycle will be done!
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Just tested nitrite and it is 0 we tested nitrate just for fun and its only 15!!

*edit* should we add another cube of mysis?????
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Personally I wouldn't. Test tomorrow and if everything looks good do a pwc and slowly start stocking!!!
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Really?? Haha its all happening so fast im freaked! Haha okay we will do a full test tomarro and if everything checks out maybe a few snails and hermits on thursday or friday?
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Just tested nitrite and it is 0 we tested nitrate just for fun and its only 15!!

*edit* should we add another cube of mysis?????
Yep add two and when you are down to 0 for ammo and trites in a day you're ready!
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