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Old 10-04-2009, 12:56 PM   #1
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clean up

hello i just clean my tank and did a 20% water change due that i was getting alot of brown algae and it was taking over my sand so after a few hours of hard work it looks ok so i decided to post some pics by the way this are my result from the tests:

temp 78
salinity right between 1.023 and 1.024
ammonia 0
ph 8.1
nitrites 0
nitrates0
phosphate 0
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there is a few more
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Old 10-04-2009, 01:09 PM   #3
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Looks nice! Could use a tad more live rock. I would bump the temp. up to 80-82 and the sg to 1.025-1.026. I would take some live rock and pile it up so it rises halfway up the tank in the back corners and leave rock scattered like you have. Just what I would do .
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Thanks thats what im actually planning on doing im just buyin it slow due that money is is coming kind of slow
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Looks good to me and I agree with thominil, some more LR would give your critters more places to hide and feel safe.
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+3 what they said~ haha
and I bet your fishes are happy cuz they have a lot of open water to swim
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Thank!!! Do you think a goby will help out wit the algae because my snails and crabs aren't really helpin, also i saw a creature that its full of spines and its black in my tank it appeared this morning there is that thing bad its kind of big
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Click the link in my signature and scroll down a bit and see what it is. Try some astrea or trochus snails as they seem to do the best job. Try manually removing the algae if it is that bad (I can't see any in the pics).
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yeah its an urchin
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i bought some more turbo snails (3) we will see if my snail and crab army and goby will help me against the algae i got now 6 turbo snails, 3 black nails (i call them black due to their shell and color) 3 nassaurus 3 blue leg hermit crabs and one emerald
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