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Old 05-04-2006, 10:46 AM   #11
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cycle as of today 5/4/06
sg 1.022
ph 8.2
nh2 ammonia .03
nitrite .01
nitrate 5
ca 400
kh 160
po4 1.0

Cycle might be done for this weekend.
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Old 05-07-2006, 12:15 PM   #12
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cycle update 5/07/06

sg 1.023
ph 8.5
ca 420
kh 210
nitrite 0.1
nitrate 5
po4 phosphate 1.0
ammonia 0.3

I have 2 small pieces of shrimp left in tank and levels have been down for a week.
Can I do a 50% water change the check levels. If they are the same add a clown or a shrimp.
Its a 55 gal with 80lbs live rock and 105lbs of live sand.

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Old 05-07-2006, 12:21 PM   #13
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Seems like things are going well for you. Just take your time and be sure the cycle is over before adding anything to the tank. Don't want no problems to occur

Tank looks great!
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Old 05-07-2006, 01:11 PM   #14
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Ok after 50% water change and levels are ok can I add a clown, shrimp or emeral crab or can I add all three ?

And do I leave the pieces of dead shrimp in the tank?

Plan to do the water change tommorow and add something on thursday.
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Once your nh3/no2 is completely at 0 I’d add the clown after doing a good acclimation. For the shrimp and crab I’d hold off for another month or two to give your tank a little more time to stabilize. Hermits/snails are a little hardier and could be added though assuming you give them a good 2+ hour drip acclimation.

Tanks is looking good, just go slow and you will be fine. As for the shrimp if you have any part of it left I’d remove it, no sense in adding to your no3 at this point.
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Old 05-09-2006, 07:52 PM   #16
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test results after 50% water change
sg 1.022
ph 8.4
nitrite 0
nitrate less than 5
ammonia 0.1
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Will it bo ok for me to add a clown on Thursday.
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As long as you don’t have any detectible trace of nh3/no2. Did you remove the leftover shrimp or has it completely dissolved?
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Old 05-10-2006, 04:47 PM   #19
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I removed it with water change.
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I removed it with water change.
It converted to NO3
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