Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-07-2004, 08:23 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Columbia, TN
Posts: 109
1st Test Results

So I ran out today and bought my test kit. It's the Salt Water Master Liquid Test Kit by Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Here are my levels. Keep in mind, just put the LR in on Saturday.

NH3: 2.0
NO3: 10
NO2: 5
pH: 7.8 (I took a bunch of water out Sat for the rock and replaced it with Tap water. I bought Seachem Marine Buffer at my LFS to help maintain the pH. I just added another dose to the water after my test. In about an hour it should be back up to 8.3)
Specific Gravity: 1.023
Salinity: 31

Do these results look normal for where I am in the cycle? I don't want to rush things, but I can't wait for my cycle to be finished so I can add my fishes

TIA

Wes
__________________

__________________
Wes

75 gal SW tank, Eheim 2215 Filter, 45lb Figi Premium LR, 2 Maxi-Jet Powerhead/Pump Model 900

5 Dwarf Red Tip Hermit Crabs, 5 Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit Crabs, 3 Emerald Mithrax Crabs, 1 Cleaner Shrimp, 1 Fire Shrimp, 10 Cerith Snails, 10 Nassarius Snails, 6 Bumble Bee Snails, 16 Turbo Snails, 1 Brittle Sea Star

Yellow-tailed Blue Damsel, Foxface Lo, Coral Beauty Angelfish, Sailfin Tang, Scooter Blenny
AirRazr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2004, 08:50 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Atari's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 2,468
Yep, all looks about right to me.
__________________

__________________
My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.
- Rodney Dangerfield.


Click HERE to vote for Aquarium Advice!
Atari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2004, 09:02 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Columbia, TN
Posts: 109
Thanks, Atari.

Just ran another pH test. Yup, 8.2...right on the money! I guess with anything, there is the potential for "over testing"
__________________
Wes

75 gal SW tank, Eheim 2215 Filter, 45lb Figi Premium LR, 2 Maxi-Jet Powerhead/Pump Model 900

5 Dwarf Red Tip Hermit Crabs, 5 Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit Crabs, 3 Emerald Mithrax Crabs, 1 Cleaner Shrimp, 1 Fire Shrimp, 10 Cerith Snails, 10 Nassarius Snails, 6 Bumble Bee Snails, 16 Turbo Snails, 1 Brittle Sea Star

Yellow-tailed Blue Damsel, Foxface Lo, Coral Beauty Angelfish, Sailfin Tang, Scooter Blenny
AirRazr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2004, 06:44 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Cochranville PA
Posts: 698

What are your plans for stocking the tank?
__________________
A lot of ripples make a wave
darb2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2004, 06:21 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Columbia, TN
Posts: 109
I want a FOWLR tank. Thats all that I know for right now. I know that I want the following:

BTA w/Maroon Clown
Red Scooter Blenny
Coral Banded Shrimp
Some snails, maybe a starfish
Really like Snowflake eels too

Would like a Purple Tang (but they are pretty expensive)

The thing is most of the fish that I see in the store that I want, are more agressive than what I have listed above. I didn't think that I wanted to start out with an agressive tank.
__________________
Wes

75 gal SW tank, Eheim 2215 Filter, 45lb Figi Premium LR, 2 Maxi-Jet Powerhead/Pump Model 900

5 Dwarf Red Tip Hermit Crabs, 5 Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit Crabs, 3 Emerald Mithrax Crabs, 1 Cleaner Shrimp, 1 Fire Shrimp, 10 Cerith Snails, 10 Nassarius Snails, 6 Bumble Bee Snails, 16 Turbo Snails, 1 Brittle Sea Star

Yellow-tailed Blue Damsel, Foxface Lo, Coral Beauty Angelfish, Sailfin Tang, Scooter Blenny
AirRazr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2004, 11:04 AM   #6
AA Team Emeritus
 
austinsdad's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Accokeek, Maryland
Posts: 7,694
Can eels live with shrimp and snails?
__________________
-Ray-

"Life may not be the party we hoped for but while we are here we might as well dance!"

austinsdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2004, 11:33 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Columbia, TN
Posts: 109
I don't know....anyone else know.
__________________
Wes

75 gal SW tank, Eheim 2215 Filter, 45lb Figi Premium LR, 2 Maxi-Jet Powerhead/Pump Model 900

5 Dwarf Red Tip Hermit Crabs, 5 Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit Crabs, 3 Emerald Mithrax Crabs, 1 Cleaner Shrimp, 1 Fire Shrimp, 10 Cerith Snails, 10 Nassarius Snails, 6 Bumble Bee Snails, 16 Turbo Snails, 1 Brittle Sea Star

Yellow-tailed Blue Damsel, Foxface Lo, Coral Beauty Angelfish, Sailfin Tang, Scooter Blenny
AirRazr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2004, 11:47 AM   #8
AA Team Emeritus
 
austinsdad's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Accokeek, Maryland
Posts: 7,694
Just looked up the snowfalke. Says can be housed with some anenomes and coral but no crustaceans. Or any fish that can fit into its mouth. I'd imagine the same would apply for any of the eels.
__________________
-Ray-

"Life may not be the party we hoped for but while we are here we might as well dance!"

austinsdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2004, 02:27 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Columbia, TN
Posts: 109
Most of the agressive fish that I have seen have that caveat....if it can fit in it's mouth, it will eat it. Kind of a fear I have about getting a Lionfish. I don't want to go to bed with 6 fish and wake up with a really fat and happy lion . I know they wouldn't eat them all at once.
__________________
Wes

75 gal SW tank, Eheim 2215 Filter, 45lb Figi Premium LR, 2 Maxi-Jet Powerhead/Pump Model 900

5 Dwarf Red Tip Hermit Crabs, 5 Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit Crabs, 3 Emerald Mithrax Crabs, 1 Cleaner Shrimp, 1 Fire Shrimp, 10 Cerith Snails, 10 Nassarius Snails, 6 Bumble Bee Snails, 16 Turbo Snails, 1 Brittle Sea Star

Yellow-tailed Blue Damsel, Foxface Lo, Coral Beauty Angelfish, Sailfin Tang, Scooter Blenny
AirRazr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2004, 02:31 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Atari's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 2,468
I think for that reason it's important to make the decision about agressive/community tank from the outset. IMO it's not a good idea to mix the two.
__________________

__________________
My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.
- Rodney Dangerfield.


Click HERE to vote for Aquarium Advice!
Atari is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
test, test results

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GH test results? mattrox Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 02-01-2008 11:31 AM
HELP Test results SassyAngel111 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 04-24-2006 12:55 PM
help with my test results Sesos Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 13 08-17-2004 12:13 AM
Test Results....Is this possible? Cherry Barb Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 07-31-2003 09:36 PM
need help w/ test results. kwtowmaster Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 02-11-2003 09:48 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.