Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-25-2012, 10:51 PM   #631
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I would do a sample test. Add 1ppm of ammonia and see if it gets eaten up overnight. If it goes to 0 you still have some cycle left. I wouldnt go too high with the ammonia cause you still have the coral in there.
__________________

__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 10:53 PM   #632
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Epuerto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Hernando beach fl.
Posts: 544
not sure where i could get ammonia from should i do a water test now to check out everything?
__________________

__________________
Epuerto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 10:54 PM   #633
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I would, just for ha ha's. you shouldnt have anything reading I'd guess. maybe some trace nitrates.

Do you have any clean up crew in there?
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 10:57 PM   #634
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Epuerto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Hernando beach fl.
Posts: 544
i had a clean up crew -.- some hermets n snails, not sure how they are, but there is one hermit walking around i saw earlier, time for a quick water test
__________________
Epuerto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 11:12 PM   #635
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Epuerto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Hernando beach fl.
Posts: 544
Ok results
Ph. 8.2
Ammonia. 0
Nitrite. 0
Nitrate. 0
Good?
__________________
Epuerto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 11:35 PM   #636
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Epuerto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Hernando beach fl.
Posts: 544
Also i just found 1 more hermit walking around =)
__________________
Epuerto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 12:52 PM   #637
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Epuerto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Hernando beach fl.
Posts: 544
I was about to go out to the store if there is any suggestions on things to pick, i was thinking a aquaclear 70 or 110?
__________________
Epuerto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 01:10 PM   #638
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
If getting a new filter I would stick with the bigger one.

I would see if you can get some pure ammonia from ace hardware.
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 02:08 PM   #639
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Epuerto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Hernando beach fl.
Posts: 544
Ok im back i decided to find a better filter than what they had on the internet, but i did get some ammonia at walmart, its pure ammonia, no odor or anything. How much do i add?
Also and any tips on a good filter up to around $140
__________________
Epuerto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 06:37 PM   #640
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Epuerto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Hernando beach fl.
Posts: 544
Put in amonia at about 3 0'clock and it was about .5ppm, ill go check at like 9 or 10 to see what's up with it, if the ammonia drops 2 zero is my tank good for fish, is there any precautions i should take when adding fish, like a preliminary water change?
__________________

__________________
Epuerto is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
55 gallon, build, build thread, corner

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
55g Tanganyika Build mfdrookie516 Cichlid Discussion 26 01-27-2010 12:03 AM
My first 55G FOWLR BUILD dhemp34 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 46 11-27-2009 12:25 AM
55g sump build mfdrookie516 DIY Projects 1 10-11-2009 03:40 AM
Bloke's 36g Corner Build Bloke Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 15 03-05-2008 09:31 AM
DIY Corner Tank Build.... Need Suggestions. Verbalkint DIY Projects 28 02-10-2005 11:47 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.