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Old 02-09-2005, 09:44 PM   #1
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I Got 70 lbs of LR from Tampa Bay Saltwater and I got a ammonia spike that is just starting to come down . I was wonderinng if I should have brushed the rock of first to get some of the dieoff off the rock. Do you think it would hurt anything to brush it now.
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Old 02-09-2005, 09:57 PM   #2
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Is the tank new and are you using the rock to cycle it? Brushing it now will only cause more die off. You could however rinse it in a bucket of tank water to swish it around.. If you are just now cycling the tank then the amm is a good thing.
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Old 02-09-2005, 10:16 PM   #3
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No the tank was cycled for about 3 weeks I had about 30 lbs of LR from LFS. Then added the 70 lbs. The next day I started to notice the ammonia spike it got up to .50 ppm and the nitrite was at .50 ppm nitrate 20. Right now 4 days later my amm is around .35 nitrite .25 nitrate 40. I did a 15 gallon change the day after I added the rock and I will be doing a 10 gallon change tomorrow. I wil check tomorrow after work but it looks like the spike is on its way down. Anyone got any pointers.
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