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Old 03-07-2015, 06:44 PM   #31
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Thanks for the link. I think you are right especially because he came from petco. For now should I worry about feeding him?
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I never feed my anemone. Just the light.


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How do I know if he is healthy?
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It has color and isn't bleaching. Isn't moving around searching and reaching for light.
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Worst case scenario, how do I know if he's dead
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So I've had my live rock for about five days and my ammonia is only getting to .25-.50. I don't think there is enough die off on the rock to really start my cycle. I probably wont be getting more rock for another week or two. So what do you guys recommend? Should I add some ammonia? Keep in mind there are 2 blue legged hermit crabs and a mini carpet anemone that came on my rock.
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Get a cocktail shrimp, toss it into some pantyhose, tie it off and throw it in. There is your ammonia source.
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Honestly I would prefer to just use straight ammonia. Would that produce the same results I am assuming?
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Sure does. Was a larger pain that I liked doing compared to the cocktail shrimp.
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I much prefer using ammonia, as once 30 seconds of math has been done, you just add it and and wait.


30 seconds of math:
10 gal = 40litres(ish) = 40,000ml
1/1,000,000 of 40,000ml is 0.04ml (i.e. 1ppm of 40,000 is .04)
4ppm then is .16ml
ammonia strength is what, 8% (that's what mine is), so 0.16/8% = 2ml


so 2ml (just under 1/2 tsp) of 8% ammonia will bring a 10 gal tank to just over 4ppm ammonia.


so much less gross than pulling a rotting shrimp out. But you have to make sure the ammonia is pure (well 8% ammonia gas dissolved in 92% pure water) and doesn't have any surfactants. You do that by shaking the bottle; if bubbles persist it has them. I use Old Country ammonia
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