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Old 11-22-2003, 05:17 PM   #1
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Do my readings look right?

Here are my test readings from my tank. I just want to know if im on the right track. Are the levels going to way they should?
This is a spreadsheet i made up to keep track of things.

This is a 77 Gal Tank
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Old 11-22-2003, 05:19 PM   #2
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sorry about the multiple attachment, first time a attatched a file to a post. They are all the same.
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Old 11-22-2003, 05:31 PM   #3
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your ph is low but it looks like your take is cycleing
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Old 11-22-2003, 05:54 PM   #4
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i just added some buffer to the tank to try and get the ph up a bit. I have my filter on but not the skimmer. Shoud i turn on the skimmer?
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you probably dont need it on right now.
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Old 11-22-2003, 06:22 PM   #6
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ok, so now that my ammonia is rising, what should i start looking for now? Also, before i had the live rock , i put in two cocktail shrimp. Should i take these out now? Its seems the LR is doing a good job of driving up the ammonia.

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yeah you can take out the shrimp now, now that your ammonia is raiseing just keep an eye on it and it will start droping and when it reaches 0.00 your good to go
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The live rock you have is definatly going thru SIGNIFICANT dieoff. I stronly avocate doing some water changes over the course of the next week to lower the total ammonia level as continued exposure to levels of that amount will do great harm to the hitchikers that are on your rock.
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OK, how much of a water change should i do? And should i add some someting to take care of the ammonia in my filter like, amrid?
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Old 11-23-2003, 12:52 AM   #10
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I would advise 0 chemicals during the initial cycle and as few there after as possible..... When your Bio filter stage 1 kicks in thoise Am levels will drop quickly.... I agree with the water changes to avoid damage to LR hitchhikers, these unexpected bio's are the stuff aquaria dreams are made of...
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