Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-21-2005, 01:42 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Worthington OH
Posts: 164
Send a message via AIM to matman
Is this Bad??

I posted a while ago about how i saw these little wor/shrimp looking things on my live rock. I just turned my light on this morning, and there were a TON of these things running around on my sand!! They are way too small to get a picture of. But they look like small shrimp or invert of some kind. I have also seen dead ones floating around. Does anyone have ANY idea?!
__________________

__________________
matman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2005, 01:45 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: chicago
Posts: 2,216
they are pods very very good to have my guess the dead ones ya think you are seeing are just molts
__________________

__________________
good luck keith
scuba_steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2005, 01:52 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Worthington OH
Posts: 164
Send a message via AIM to matman
Well awesome!!! I've been testing my water recently, and my ammonia levels have been zero the last two times. My nitrates are at about 40 and Nitrites are at 0. On the bottle it says that with Nitrates, 0-40 is the ideal range. Do my levels seem ok to you guys?
__________________
matman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2005, 01:54 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: NJ
Posts: 2,111
40 is definitely on the high side of what you want. Is this a newly cycled tank? What type of filter are you using? Source of your water?
__________________
Phyllis

Join the NJ Reef Club Today! Saving the world's reefs one living room at a time!
MACNA XXI Atlantic City, NJ September 25-27, 2009
Phyl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2005, 02:07 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
lando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Savage, MN
Posts: 7,889
I agree, 40ppm of nitrates is a bit high. Look for possible causes and try to correct them.
__________________
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
Have a great day! Brian
lando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2005, 03:12 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Worthington OH
Posts: 164
Send a message via AIM to matman
I think the cause is because of a recently added fish. Hopefully they will go down over time?
__________________
matman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2005, 03:18 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: chicago
Posts: 2,216
how many did ya add?
__________________
good luck keith
scuba_steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2005, 10:18 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Worthington OH
Posts: 164
Send a message via AIM to matman
one ocellari clown
__________________
matman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2005, 10:46 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: chicago
Posts: 2,216
imo that should be enough to raise it that much:-/ but on a good note nitrates are not as bad as nitrites or ammonia
do you have a deep sand bed?
are you using bio balls by chance?
__________________
good luck keith
scuba_steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2005, 11:29 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: texas
Posts: 1,510
What kind of water changes are you doing? How much and how often?
__________________

__________________
Good luck! Kat
90 malawia cichlid
55 planted tropical community
http://www.aquarank.com/in.php?id=fishfree
electrikat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ID good and bad or bad and bad? help! ryshark Saltwater & Reef - Identification 7 01-22-2008 01:30 AM
Bad Hubandry leads to bad tank john0087 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 02-05-2007 11:52 PM
I was a bad bad boy! SerLunchbox New Acquisitions 10 02-02-2005 09:29 PM
Puffer=good or bad? Elephant nose= good or bad? freshwatergal Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 14 12-12-2003 02:27 AM
bad red tailed shark bad! yv1 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 08-21-2003 05:07 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.