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Old 05-29-2013, 09:52 PM   #11
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jennlee I have a similar setup with corals and more fish than you have. I started my tank on jan 30 it was a fresh water tank for the past 15 yrs.....If you have 1 rock with aptasia remove the rock asap and kill the aptasia if you boil it I would not put the rock back until you get a skimmer and bring down the ammonia...how often do you clean your filters it needs to be done weekly that could be the source of ammonia...and you really need a good skimmer.. The problem I believe is your filters and the absence of a skimmer and prolly a bit of overfeeding...my skimmer pulls out a lot of waste, without it i'm sure I would have problems like yours I bought a good skimmer on ebay for about $140 its a reef octopus bh1000ss...I would not buy anything but a reef octopus....here it is. Reef Octopus BH100SS Hang on Back Skimmer | eBay
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:27 PM   #12
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How large is this rock we are talking about? If it's not too big, I wouldn't worry too much about the aptasia. You can kill them off with kalkwasser paste, vinegar, or a host of other products. You are always going to run into a pest here and there. It's inevitable, if you are adding things to the tank.
Meeanwhile, cycle the tank as afore mentioned. Don't add any livestock during this process. it's perfectly normal to see ammonia for a week or more. The length of time you see the ammonia directly correlates with the amount of dead stuff on the rock you bought.

Since no two tanks, rocks, ammonia spikes, amounts of die off, or water parameters are alike, I disagree with adding a piece of cycled rock to the tank and resting assured that your cycle is over.
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Make sure you remove all those dead stuff in your tank while cycling as mentioned by everyone. They are the source of ammonia.
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Thank everyone for ur advice. There is 50lbs of live rock and the aptasia is on the rock with a feather duster and a few clams. That's why I didn't want to boil them. I didn't think the aptasia was an issue at this point. I don't have any fish yet its still doing its cycle I knew not to buy fish yet. But thought I should get on buying a clean up crew, my bad!! They added to the ammonia problem when they died off! Learnt the hard way but nothing has died in about 3 weeks now and the set up has been 4.5 months I was thinking it should have come down already if I get new canister guts and maybe a water change kinda get rid of the bad and wait again for ammonia to come down. I didn't really want to buy a protein just do more frequent water changes.
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:58 PM   #15
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For the aptesia, you can buy pickle lime from the store and using a syringe insert it into infected area. Ph is so high in pickle lime it will kill it from inside out but not hurt your tank.
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You've had detectable ammonia for 4 months without livestock, except for some snails and crabs? something isn't right.
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