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Old 12-05-2012, 01:58 AM   #51
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nothing much to update, pretty much letting mother nature do her thing. Only difference today is the Ammonia went from .5 to 1.0 so its coming along. as you can see from the pics I have yet to change the rock work... I'm working on that. also there is a pic of what the shrimp looks like after 3 days
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:07 AM   #52
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I have 3 little hermits, they have red bodies. I'm not sure what species they are. They are ~.75". I've seen a handful of little Nassarius Snails come out of my sand bed at night. I also have Chocolate Chip Sea Star, though they are a bit controversial I've never had a problem with mine.

All my CUC seems to get along fine.

I think I read another person saying this but don't add them right away or not all anyways. I'm basing this on logic and my readings since I got my tank already established, you want to have a little visible "grime" and stuff in your tank so they have something to eat, this is especially important with the banded shrimp and the CC star.

I would definitely start out small maybe with just the hermit(s) and snails. Note: the shrimp and star are Carnivores, so making sure they eat well, I believe insures peace.
Thanks, I was thinking of just starting with hermits and snails and go from there. Nice to know your CUC gets along. I'm thinking that after my tank has been established for a few months I'll entertain the idea of getting a star but time will tell
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No problem. Subscribed, Good Luck!
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:04 AM   #54
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Todays water test:

pH - 7.8 / 8.0
Ammonia - 4.0
Nitrite - 1.0ppm
Nitrate - 0
Salinity - 1.026

everything seems to be moving along so thats good although, the salinity is a bit on the high side. If this continues what should I be doing to lower it?

while I was looking at my tank I noticed two little shells that were on the move... I'm assuming they're snails that hitchhiked on the LR, don't know if they're going to make it through the cycling process though
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Todays water test:

pH - 7.8 / 8.0
Ammonia - 4.0
Nitrite - 1.0ppm
Nitrate - 0
Salinity - 1.026

everything seems to be moving along so thats good although, the salinity is a bit on the high side. If this continues what should I be doing to lower it?

while I was looking at my tank I noticed two little shells that were on the move... I'm assuming they're snails that hitchhiked on the LR, don't know if they're going to make it through the cycling process though
for the salinity just take a little water out and add a little fresh RODI water. do this very little by little until you reach the level you desire.

good luck on the cycle, i'm undergoing mine too.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:39 AM   #56
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Thanks, I was sort of thinking that but I wasn't sure. How far along are you with your cycle?
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So I changed my scape around...not sure if I'm digging it yet but it'll do for now I guess...what do you guys think?
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So I changed my scape around...not sure if I'm digging it yet but it'll do for now I guess...what do you guys think?
I like it! Good sized caves for hiding an sleeping. Looks good!!
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Thanks beengirl! I was looking at the tank this morning before I came to work and the scape is kind of growing on me... so I guess I'll leave it the way it is for a while.
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topping off

I've only had to top off once so far and I used saltwater to do so... should I be using distilled water for topping off and will this drop the salinity at all?
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