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Old 02-20-2013, 06:35 PM   #1
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end of week 2

I will do a water change tomorrow and asking u guys if its safe to buy a clean up crew, my parameters are 0 for nitrates and nitrites-amonia at .25 and PH at 7.8.

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Old 02-20-2013, 06:38 PM   #2
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Last week i bought a couple of live rocks one of them had apatasia ofcourse but also the snail shown in the pic...its been a week and it still doing well.
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Snail can someone let me know the type

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Old 02-20-2013, 06:41 PM   #4
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You don't want nitrites or ammonia. A clean up crew will need to be fed or they will starve. Your tank is new so there really isn't a need for a CUC. Most people I think have this misconception that a CUC is need. There nice to look at and maybe at times helpful.

But for the most part it's for your viewing pleasure.
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I am however seeing brown spots on the sandband glass don't think this os good what should o do
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:43 PM   #6
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I am however seeing brown spots on the sandband glass don't think this os good what should o do
Diatoms, very normal in a new tank.
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So a cleanup crew won't feed from the slgea of the rocks or help with diatoms

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Should I change the water and clean the sick from the filter? Or leave ss is
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So a cleanup crew won't feed from the slgea of the rocks or help with diatoms
A CUC may help with diatoms but it will go away on its own eventually. I know it's tough to look at but it's part of the process.

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Should I change the water and clean the sick from the filter? Or leave ss is
Water changes will help somewhat. I wouldn't do anything to your filters though.
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Wife just surprised me by getting a koralia wave pump flow rate 425 gph. Lady at the shop told her that is good for a 55 gallon tank, and that only 1 is needed. It looks pretty small and the back it says that it's for a 15-30 gal marine .... Should I return it or can I still use it?
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