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Old 02-07-2011, 07:41 PM   #11
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Thanks Smitty! I'll post the picture of the fuzz to the id forum. And yes, the water is greenish. Is that bad? I was just thinking it was from the rock curing.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:33 PM   #12
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Green water is something I would relate to algae in a FW tank... no idea what it means in a SW tank...
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if it gets any greener, you might want to block out all light for about a week. it's the same issue that fresh water tanks get, and water changes don't correct it.
i had this happen to the gym tank. i used a UV sterilizer to kill it off. it took a few days, but this was after about 5 water changes and staring at what appeared to be a tank full of antifreeze for about 2 weeks.
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:46 PM   #15
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Its around 1.023 to 1. 024 specific gravity.
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:07 PM   #16
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I just got finished scrubbing down my curing rock and placing it on the new egg crate and PVC support I made. Before the scrub down my parameters were

pH 8.0
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0.25
Nitrate 20-30

When I replaced the curing lr, I did a pwc of about 20%.

Here are a couple of pics of the stand and a close-up of one of the coolest rocks.
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what is that pvc and eggcrate tray for?
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To keep the rock stable and not resting on the sand when I get the rest added. Saw this over at another forum by one of the long-time reefers and thought it looked like a good idea.
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ahh..that will be covered with sand..ok. why didn't you just place the rock right on the tank bottom?
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Im of the opinion that at $3-8 / lb live rock is not something to be hidden either that or I am just making more work for myself. I tend to be good at that.
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