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Old 01-30-2011, 08:56 PM   #1
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my new 90 gallon

So bought and moved the 90 gal 6 years established tank to my house on Friday.
it is loaded with mushrooms and soft corals and 8 fish.
Its working and everything looks good. T he fish look happy
my test this morning (sunday)
nitrate 40
nitrite .25
ph 7.8
amonia 0.50

i am going to perform water change
how much water should i do
we put a new agregate in the tank and have about 70% of the old water
and all the stuff in the sump
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looks good. good luck with it!
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Thanks, I think I will need it
How often do you think I should do water changes
I did one tonight 15 %
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Sounds like you are experiencing a small mini cycle due to the move. Most likely the loss of nitrifying bacteria which resides on the rock may have died off slightly. Additionally, the new substrate you put in isn't seeded (yet).

Your ammonia is slightly concerning. Most likely, moving everything around is just causing a small cycle and a few water changes and close monitoring and you should be good to go.

I would conduct an immediate 50% water change to try and get that ammonia and nitrite down and monitor from there.
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that much purple is making me sick, gotta get some color in that
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Did the mushrooms come on the LR or did you buy them?
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:13 PM   #8
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I would do a 30% water change if your nitrate and ammonia is that high. Then every 2-3 weeks do a 10%.

I go even longer but thats what you should be doing :P

Nice tank, good luck
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Your ammonia is slightly concerning. Most likely, moving everything around is just causing a small cycle and a few water changes and close monitoring and you should be good to go.
oh..i missed the ammonia...sorry! yes, i agree with everyone! do at least a 30% water change as soon as you can. and then get on a weekly water change regimen until things are at safe levels.
gotta get the ammonia down. it's very harmful to your inhabitants.
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ok did the 30 % change on tuesday
so Wednesday test amonia o, nitrite 0, nitrate 20
today Thursday amonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 40
should I do another small water change tonight or tomorrow

also want to add some more rocks
should I buy live rock, or should i use some rocks that used to be live
I have a bucket full of nice rocks
I boiled some for 2 hours just to make sure that there is nothing in them
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