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Old 09-29-2011, 02:14 AM   #91
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Tested every thing tonight.

Ammonia almost gone.
Nitrites r getting up there
Nitrates r as well.

So what is the next step for me know. Do I leave it longer. Does ammonia? Water change.
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Old 09-29-2011, 02:16 AM   #92
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keep ammo at 4ppm. let trites run off the chart for a couple days then water change until you can read it again. lather rinse repeat.

thats just my opinion though.

you do want to keep the ammo at 4ppm to keep feeding your cycle. the rest is the opinion.
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Old 09-29-2011, 02:23 AM   #93
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Some one said something about dumping strait ammonia in there. Is that a good idea. Cus I can stop by and get some tomorrow at work. Or should I just dump another clam in the tank. The other one I put in is still there through.
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Old 09-29-2011, 02:27 AM   #94
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ive read alot about using ace hardware pure ammo. doesnt have to be ace, just pure ammo. you can control your ppm vs the decay of organic material.
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:59 AM   #95
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You can use pure janitorial strength ammonia in place of the rotting flesh. You wanna keep your ammonia at about 4ppm like said above. The trites will start to really build and then it's a waiting game for when they drop to 0. All this time you should have a constant ammonia reading of about 4ppm to keep the bacteria going.
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:24 AM   #96
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Cool. Thanks. I'll pick some up today and does tonight then.
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:38 PM   #97
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Went to the Lfs today. And got a lot of goodies. A marine beta. Naso tang. Couple diff gobies. Some sand shifting starfish and snails. Will post pics once I get the fish in the tank and swimming.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:20 PM   #98
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cool. look forward to seeing it all.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:34 PM   #99
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Got them all in. But they r all VERY camera shy. All swimming around and looking all over but as soon as I walk up with the phone they all go and hide. Lol.

The beta ate at the Lfs live ghost shrimp. But he still ate. So was so excited about that. Since he was 120$ fish lol. But soooo sexy of a fish.

This is the best I could get for pics right now will try more later. Letting the relax.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:40 PM   #100
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Very nice fish!
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