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Old 06-29-2012, 10:01 PM   #11
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I'm very confused also, my tank has been running since march. I asked my local LFS what the deal is and he said it took his 5gal reef about 8 months to fully cycle, also my girlfriend has been feeding them way to much food. I'm talking every day a whole cube of mysis, brine, etc...separately of corset. That's probably the reason for the very low level of ammonia. But I tested my water frequently during the cycle process and my LFS allowed me to proceed with adding livestock(anything to make a few extra dollars, huh) this might explain why I have lost 4clowns, 1 lawnmower blenny, and numerous chromis
That's no good bud, sry yup hear that about the fish. It probably is the excessive feeding, I never let my gf feed the fish. unless I'm going to be gone more then a few days, and they can stand one over feeding.

I've used prime to help with ammonia, and had very good results from it. Still use two drops for every gal I add to my tanks, top off and pwc. Helped save my fish when I did a fish in cycle.

God luck man
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:45 PM   #12
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I'm very confused also, my tank has been running since march. I asked my local LFS what the deal is and he said it took his 5gal reef about 8 months to fully cycle, also my girlfriend has been feeding them way to much food. I'm talking every day a whole cube of mysis, brine, etc...separately of corset. That's probably the reason for the very low level of ammonia. But I tested my water frequently during the cycle process and my LFS allowed me to proceed with adding livestock(anything to make a few extra dollars, huh) this might explain why I have lost 4clowns, 1 lawnmower blenny, and numerous chromis
Cut back feedings and add more live rock. Your torch coral has a lot going against it right now, ammonia, nitrate, and lighting. Your lucky its alive, so i wouldnt be concerned with it growing right now. Keeping it alive will be tough enough.
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