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Old 07-17-2005, 01:05 AM   #1
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Hey all ,
I have good news, my nitrates are down. I have listened to you all and have had success. I replaced my reef carbon, and actually got to solving two problems with my skimmer. 1)Get drier foam, 2) Not get any microbubbles in the tank. I also added de-nitrate. My nitrates have gone down from 30-40 to <10. Maybe now i can be comfortable adding corals.
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Nice.... wait a few weeks before adding any corals to make sure the tank is stable.
good luck... start with a hardy soft coral.
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Nice.... wait a few weeks before adding any corals to make sure the tank is stable.
good luck... start with a hardy soft coral.
my tank is coming up on its cycling mark, and I will be running it with a clean up crew for a few weeks to make sure it is stable as you mentioned above...

What would be a few good "starter corals?"
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Try mushrooms. Thats what I started with and I'm real happy with them. Very hardy, require medium light and water movement and easy to care for. Check out the different varieties at liveaquaria.com .

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Shrooms, Xenia or Zoos are all excellent first choices.
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