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Old 12-27-2008, 12:56 PM   #51
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what just happened?

my NO2 went from .25 ppm to 0 today... no amonia showing yet.... is this normal... how long before i should see amonia?

also my ph has dropped from 8.8 to 8.4?


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Old 12-27-2008, 01:51 PM   #52
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As I mentioned dont worry about the PH during the cycle. It will bounce around all over the place. It will usually take about 3-4 days for the ammonia to appear.
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:35 PM   #53
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Mel is right. All you need now is a little patience. Is the live rock already cured?
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:15 PM   #54
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yes... it was literally 15 minutes out of water from big als to my place.. thats what i was wondering.. there was fish in the tank where the rock was... just a couple fire fish.. so i was wondering if thats what would be giving me a funky change in NO2?
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IM not so sure about that..... some of the others might know though.....
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It's possible that the live rock you got is already cycled, if so, this should go very quickly for you. If it is, it's the bacteria already on the rock that consumed the NO2 you had.
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That could be true. Just be patience. This hobby is not an overnight thing. I would wait 3 or 4 days then check you water parameters and see where you are...
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:38 AM   #58
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i know i was just wondering where the heck my N02 went before the cycle even started lol

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Old 12-28-2008, 03:13 AM   #59
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my mom has been asking me about "those cool looking spike balls at big als" aka Black urchin... are these reef safe.. i did a google search and they say yes... but i always prefer expert opinions over google...

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my mom has been asking me about "those cool looking spike balls at big als" aka Black urchin... are these reef safe.. i did a google search and they say yes... but i always prefer expert opinions over google...

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I believe yes/and no. They are reef safe I might be wrong they can knock over your coral if they want to get to there food.
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