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Old 02-18-2012, 04:26 PM   #11
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Normal nitrite is 0 and if I were you i would test the levels again and do it yourself.
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:47 PM   #12
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I would not add rock if you have livestock in the tank. It could cause an ammonia spike and kill things.
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:08 PM   #13
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Calcium 220 that's very very low
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:24 PM   #14
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I don't think that's accurate either. There's barely anything in the tank to absorb whatever calcium came in with the salt mix.
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Ok, update on tank, there are now 12 live rocks and I bought everything to test the water myself. Will update. But in the mean time, here are some photos now that I am home.....

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Old 02-18-2012, 08:54 PM   #16
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I think u need to give ur tank time to mature needs some coraline algae
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:13 PM   #17
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Salinity: 35ppt (1.026)
Calcium: 480mg/l
12/dKH
Nitrate (NO3) - 0
Phosphate- .25
Ammonia- 0
pH-8.2
Nitrite- 0

All tests are complete!!
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:33 AM   #18
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the tank needs no coralline algae to be healthy. What are those blue things however?
Just from the pictures I would suggest adding about twice the live rock and not adding any livestock until that rock has a chance to cycle. If you can't afford that i would cure rock in a separate container as you buy it.
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I mean cycle I always make the mistake thinking coraline algae means it mature
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:04 AM   #20
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We added some new coral today, and now just going to let the aquarium rest for a while. Thanks everyone.
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