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Old 03-05-2012, 01:11 PM   #11
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I was going to buy more cured live rock but they said to wait so I didnt stir it up more. Should I wait??
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:11 PM   #12
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Oh good to know you used Salt water. More live rock will help bring it down in time. It really is the best filtration SW has.

How's your feeding schedule? If you're feeding ok, then it seems the culprit is the bioload\filtration which more rock will help with.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:12 PM   #13
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No, i wouldn't wait. Putting in more rock shouldn't stir up the sand. A mini cycle may be caused by adding more rock...but without additional rock I don't see how you could support your current bioload. You can try returning some fish to the store until your tank is fully cycled with your new rock.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:14 PM   #14
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To keep it simple until you have your own testing kit this is gonna be a headache.. if your gonna keep a SW tank you will need to be able to check and fix parameters on the fly sometimes. And on another note I can't say they are right or wrong but i do know that many lfs will hide the truth from you or just don't know so that they can make more sales
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:19 PM   #15
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I do have my own test kit nutrafin mini master kit but its a little confusing sometimes my colors are not even on the chart
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:24 PM   #16
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Then dilute the test by using twice the water and double what ever your readings are..if your colors aren't on the chart that is very very bad for livestock
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:27 PM   #17
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I feed once a day I wa doing twice. My color for ammonia is inbetween yellow and green but it goes from yellow to orange their is no green. Is their a better test kit? I am sorry for al the questions
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:29 PM   #18
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How long should I be leaving my lights on everyday? I have 2 blue 2 white and 4 of the neon ones for at night?
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The moon leds dont do anything other than look nice for you. I never turn mine off TBH. I have my actinics come on at 8 and turn off at 6. My 10ks 10-4.

I wouldn't worry about that until you are fully cycled. Keeping the lights off will reduce algae growth during this time.
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:41 PM   #20
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Ok thanks so how much of a water change should I do?
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