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Old 08-03-2011, 11:31 AM   #11
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I put pics of the fish i wanted on the back of my tank when i cycled, it was a reminder of the great things to come My grandson looked them and said cool fish poppa lol
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:04 PM   #12
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Well I work at petsmart that's where I got my sand from and we received it that day that I bought it. I was gonna try to find some dry rock from somewhere. We really don't have many lfs near me anymore all are about an hour away.
I don't where your located but alot of querys have lace rock dirt cheap talking 50 cents a pound.. all u have to do it clean.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:42 PM   #13
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Well I put a raw shrimp in the tank today. Checked the ammonia level a couple hours after it was up to .50 ppm. Gonna check it before I go to bed. Tank water is clear now I'm happy I can finally see the live rock. How long should I leave the shrimp in there?
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:55 PM   #14
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The Shrimp will get sort of a bubble around it, that is the bacteria developing....I left mine in till it was almost gone. You should see the ammonia level go up and then level back to 0!
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I'm using a fluval 305. I don't have it rippling the top. Should I get an air pump with airstone to bring up the oxygen level?
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:27 AM   #16
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No air stones are bad for SW fish you can add a small power head and aim it at the surface thats a better way or raise your out put to cause ripples on the surface
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Will do. Thanks everyone I know this is probably getting annoying. But thank you for all the help
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:34 AM   #18
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That's why AA is here... keep up the questions... how's that saying the only dumb question is the one that isn't asked...
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True and any answer only confirms what we may or may not know
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:31 PM   #20
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Well checked ammonia today it's at 1 ppm. This is a very patient process huh?
My salinity is at 1.022 so I'm in the money. Ph is between 7.8-8.0 should I raise this at all. Live rock seems to be doing ok. I will post a picture. And yea I know I need alot more rock but will get this weekend.
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