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Old 11-14-2013, 05:33 PM   #1
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So what do i do?

Recently did a DIY sump and refugium for my 20L reef tank. Added a DSB and a bunch of old dry rock to the refugium with chaeto. Now I'm losing coral and algae is growing. I haven't read parameters yet but I realize now that the sand and rock should have been cycled before adding it. Should I just let it finish cycling since I already screwed up?
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Try to find someone to house your coral. If not then start with water changes and tests to see just whats going on in your tank.
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I would start with pulling the rock out asap and then do a large water change. The rock then should be kept in a bucket of water for a while so it can finish curing
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It's been like a week already
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:42 PM   #5
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It is going to take a lot more time.
As suggested take out the newly added dry rock and let it finish curing in a bucket.
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:08 AM   #6
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Just tested the water, nitrite and nitrates high. No ammonia
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:52 AM   #7
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Do 5 gl. water changes every other day until things settle You caused a cycle when you added the rock
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