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Old 01-05-2009, 10:51 PM   #131
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Sounds like you are doing a great job! I just wanted to add onto Neilan's don't waste your pH test during the cycle either. On the pH, make sure you measure it around the same time each as it will fluctuate between lights on/off.
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:13 PM   #132
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i have only been testing the 3... and SG.. when i had the outburst of hair algae i wanted to do a complete test.

does anyone have any ideas on what that spongue thing with tenticles is... its kinda concerning me now.

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Old 01-06-2009, 11:23 PM   #133
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how much is too much ammonia to add..

today i raised it to 5 ppm at 6 this morning... 3 in the afternoon ... and now at 10pm.. all the times dropping to .5ppm this time it was .25ppm... is this way overkill... seems like alot


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o yeah... is it normal for my NO2 to stay at 1ppm... it literally hasent moved in 3 days..
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:42 PM   #134
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Let me see if I got this straight. You're dosing 5ppm ammonia multiple times per day (6am, 3pm, 10pm)

No need to dose more than once a day. Dose it to 5ppm and then don't do anything for 24 hours.
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:44 PM   #135
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yes and its disappearing... is this bad?

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Old 01-06-2009, 11:50 PM   #136
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no, it's good, but it's also probably why your nitrItes are holding.

Dose once a day, bacteria don't need breakfast, lunch and dinner. Just a single daily meal is sufficient.
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also i had a question regarding some of the filter feeding hitch hikers... should i be trying to feeding them... like putting a little flake food in every couple days?

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Not to sound inhumane, but some will make it through and others won't. You will really be surprised at what you see in your tank after about three months.
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Hey Brad, just out of curiosity, what type of skimmer and heater are you using?
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:01 PM   #140
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my skimmer is the one for the biocube made by oceanic... my heater is a fully submersiable... aqua care or something like that...


new development...

N02 .5ppm im soooo excited... it literally like the days building up to christmas.

also this morning i flick on the lights and the bottom rock is COVERED and when i say covered i mean... 30-50 of them scurrying to find holes. also ive notice quite a few of those amphipods. is this really good or really bad?

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