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Old 09-29-2009, 12:44 PM   #21
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also im getting some brownish looking thing on my sand is that bad????????????
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:54 PM   #22
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Those are diatoms and are just another stage that you/we will have to work through. What kind of water did you use...Tap water or RO/DI water?
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:09 PM   #23
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Also what are your Phosphate, nitrate and silicate levels?
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:07 PM   #24
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idk about phosphate and silicate levels but everything is at 0 and ph was low at 7.8 but i added something that will raise it up and keep it to 8.3 so ill check that ,also my salinity went from 1.023 to 1.025 is that bad???? and i used tap but i added something that the lfs told me that makes it safe and gave it to me for free and ilso use the aquasafe so the chlorine wont affect the fish
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Don't worry to much about your PH. In a new tank it will flucuate. 1.025 is a better SG. The treatment your LFS gave you does not remove TDS from your water. Things like hard metals & nitrates that over time can build up to toxic levels.
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:16 PM   #26
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If you are going to have a reef tank you will not be able to use tap and have a stable tank. Your LFS is just making a sale. There are many things in tap water that your magic potion can not take care of. Heavy metals, silicates that are causing your diatomes and all it`s doing to your ammonia is binding it up. It`s still there but you just cant read it any more. Maybe you are not doing a reef and then you`ll be OK but if you are do yourself a favor and get at least RO water and RO/DI would be prefered.
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:37 PM   #27
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oh ok, where can i buy some of that water,or how do you make it, also i dont want too many corals i just want the few that i got maybe one more, this is what i have 3 Zoanthus sp. (Button polyps) each of them are really small the bigger one that with all the tentackles or how ever are called its about the siz of a quarter, also have 2 small anemones when i get home ill upload some pics
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The problem with the anenome`s is that they need a very mature tank. I would say about 9 months to a year old. They need the stability that a mature tank brings.
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oh ok so what can i do about them cuz my friend that gave them to me moved thats why he gave them to me also because he got rid of his tank due that he wants a shark
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phosphat and nitrate are 0 the other one idk the guy said its fine i kind of lost my test thing for the silicate and the guy at the lfs said it was good and i know this place its good because they always make sure i dont buy too much at once and my friend works there
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