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Old 02-03-2011, 09:29 PM   #11
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i would add all the rock you want during the cycle. it's not a good practice to add rock after you have livestock in the tank, unless it's a small piece here and there. either way you want to go is fine...live rock or basedead rock (the boiled rock).

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I would suggest that when you do your next big water change to give the tank a really good cleaning. Try to siphon down in the holes in the rocks and the spots in the tank with low flow. Anywhere that left over food and poop could easily collect. I also usually take a turkey baster and use it to jet water over the rocks and such to stir up some of the stuff that has settled. If you do this right before water changes it helps to get some of that stuff out before it breaks down. Not something to do ever water change but good practice ever now and then.

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Thank you so much for helping.
I feed the fish very little every second day, until I get everything under control.
I do have some dead stuff on the walls, it looks like hairy grass,used to be pink. Guess some stuff didn't survive from the move.
For now i do water changes every second day
This morning amonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 40
On tuesday I did 30% water change which brought the nitrate down to 20 on wednesday morning
So thursday nitrate 40, did 10% water change at night
Friday nitrate still 40
How dangerous is that?
So when should i change water next and how much?
Algae are starting to grove

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