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Old 07-14-2013, 12:26 AM   #81
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Yeah, I love the little guy. Really fun to watch, especially at feeding time. I just hope he doesn't develop a taste for coral...Haven't checked nitrates in a while, I'll test for that later tonight. I'm sure they've already spiked though. I believe I had nitrites and nitrates 2 days after adding the bottle of dr tim's one and only.
I hope not too. I've been lucky with mine, I guess.

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Ammo .25
Nitrites 2
Nitrates 10

Seems to be coming along nicely, just not as fast as I'd hoped for. Patience...
Cycling is a weird thing. Ya never know how long it's going to take! I would wait on a water change.
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Cycling is a weird thing. Ya never know how long it's going to take! I would wait on a water change.
Yeah, it's a PITA too... Okay, okay, I'll wait on the water change... Going on a short camping trip tomorrow so the tank will be on its own till Tuesday... I'll test again when we get back.

Question... Do I have to keep my stored saltwater circulated? I only had a little bit left after filling the tank, probably enough for a decent water change, but I currently don't have a pump to run an air stone in it. What are the problems that can arise from this? Will all the salt just settle? The water go bad? Just curious.
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Yeah, it's a PITA too... Okay, okay, I'll wait on the water change... Going on a short camping trip tomorrow so the tank will be on its own till Tuesday... I'll test again when we get back.

Question... Do I have to keep my stored saltwater circulated? I only had a little bit left after filling the tank, probably enough for a decent water change, but I currently don't have a pump to run an air stone in it. What are the problems that can arise from this? Will all the salt just settle? The water go bad? Just curious.
Lol. Yes it is! I don't keep mine circulated and I've never had any problems.
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Lol. Yes it is! I don't keep mine circulated and I've never had any problems.
Okay cool. I'll just give it a good shake before I use it... Thanks!
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Okay cool. I'll just give it a good shake before I use it... Thanks!
That's what i do! No problem.
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I gotta stop searching Craigslist when I'm broke... Found this whole 35g setup for 75 bucks! Would of made a cool little FOWLR for my wife... Ugh.
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I gotta stop searching Craigslist when I'm broke... Found this whole 35g setup for 75 bucks! Would of made a cool little FOWLR for my wife... Ugh.
You sound like me! I browse Craigslist when I don't even need a tank. It gets me into trouble. Lol.
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You sound like me! I browse Craigslist when I don't even need a tank. It gets me into trouble. Lol.
Haha! Yeah, just showed it to my wife and she said, "Babe! You're starting to hoard fish tanks... I don't want a bedroom full of fish tanks!"

What the heck, I only have two right now...
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Haha! Yeah, just showed it to my wife and she said, "Babe! You're starting to hoard fish tanks... I don't want a bedroom full of fish tanks!"

What the heck, I only have two right now...
Thats it? You only need 20 more to be a hoarder!
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Haha! Yeah, just showed it to my wife and she said, "Babe! You're starting to hoard fish tanks... I don't want a bedroom full of fish tanks!"

What the heck, I only have two right now...
Lol. My boyfriend said I needed to cut back. I got rid of 12 up and running aquariums and kept only one of them (my reef) now I have 2 tanks and keep thinking of possibilities for others. Should have just kept the aquariums! Lol!
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