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Old 06-03-2010, 10:58 PM   #11
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Do not use an aerator. I would remove your glass cover. that alone will raise your ph. The only reason I say to not use an aerator is the amount of salt you would have to clean off your tank and
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In addition Clownfish (Ocellaris, Percula, Clarkii, Maroon, Tomato etc) are great starter fish. They are a kind of Damsel and have all the toughness but none of the attitude.
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Old 06-05-2010, 01:53 PM   #13
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OK thanks guys for all the help but now i have another question. My nitrite levels have not fallen for a week. They have been staying at .3 mg/L and not decreasing. Is this normal?
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It's normal, the bacteria have to adjust their metabolisms and also new nitrite consuming bacteria must colonize.
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OK thanks guys for all the help but now i have another question. My nitrite levels have not fallen for a week. They have been staying at .3 mg/L and not decreasing. Is this normal?
Yes, it is very normal. Nitrites are the last hump before the rewards begin!:p

Mine took 1.5weeks to reduce at all. And then they dropped quickly. Trust me, it will seem like something is wrong but then all of a sudden its over.

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Old 06-06-2010, 10:07 PM   #16
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alright sounds good. another quick question... approx how many lbs of live rock do yall have in yalls tank
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I have a 20g tall and have about 30lbs of live rock. Takes up about 1/4 of my tank.

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1 - 1.5lbs per gallon is great. Go for about 1.5.
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Depends on if it's carribean or pacific rock. Pacific rock is lighter and has more crevices, so you need less. Carribean is much denser so yuo need more to get the same surface area for baceria to colonize.
1Ĺ - 2 pounds per gallon.
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does anyone know of a good online supplier that sells already cured live rock?
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