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 02-15-2005, 09:14 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Spring Branch, Texas
Posts: 52
Frist Water Change ?

29 gal tank with 43 lbs LR, 40 lbs LS, has been setup for 11 days. Readings are as follows PH 8.40, NH3 0 NO2 0, NO3 5, Salinity 30, SG 1.022. Is it time for my first water change or should I wait for the NO3 to drop to 0?
__________________

__________________
----------------------------
55 gal
90+ lbs LR
70 lbs LS ( Aragonite Reef Sand Indo-Pacific Black)
Remora skimmer
Yellow Tang
Fire goby
pair of Percula clowns
}<`>
20 RedLegg Hermit Crab
20 Blue Legged Hermit Crab
10 Zebra Hermit Crab
15 Trochus Snails
15 Narcissus Snails

Art G.
ajg1460 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2005, 09:50 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chatsworth, GA
Posts: 4,071
Send a message via Yahoo to loganj
Where did you get the LR? Was it an online order or did it come from a tank at the LFS? The reason I ask is that 11 days isn't enough time for a cycle to have gotten a good start. You should just be starting to see some ammonia. If you used LR from the LFS, you may need to add some ammonia to the water to get the cycle started...a small dead shrimp should work fine for this. With fully cured rock, there will be little die off and a pretty good bacterial culture already established so you may see what we call a "mini cycle". I would also, and this is JMHO, bring the salinity up to 35ppt.
__________________

__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Logan J
loganj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2005, 10:06 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Spring Branch, Texas
Posts: 52
The LR and LS were both purchased from a lfs with a very good local reputation. I started the tank with 1 shrimp. It's almost completely dissolved. I didn't have my test kit until the 4th day and the max I've seen the NH3 is 1.0, NO2 high was .5 and the NO3 topped out at 20 ??
__________________
----------------------------
55 gal
90+ lbs LR
70 lbs LS ( Aragonite Reef Sand Indo-Pacific Black)
Remora skimmer
Yellow Tang
Fire goby
pair of Percula clowns
}<`>
20 RedLegg Hermit Crab
20 Blue Legged Hermit Crab
10 Zebra Hermit Crab
15 Trochus Snails
15 Narcissus Snails

Art G.
ajg1460 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2005, 11:22 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Spring Branch, Texas
Posts: 52
I'm curious, you mentioned bringing the salinity up to 35 ppt. Everything I've read says to keep it between 27 & 32. I'd be very interested in your reasons for the change. Also is it possible to change the salinity without affecting the SG? thanks
__________________
----------------------------
55 gal
90+ lbs LR
70 lbs LS ( Aragonite Reef Sand Indo-Pacific Black)
Remora skimmer
Yellow Tang
Fire goby
pair of Percula clowns
}<`>
20 RedLegg Hermit Crab
20 Blue Legged Hermit Crab
10 Zebra Hermit Crab
15 Trochus Snails
15 Narcissus Snails

Art G.
ajg1460 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2005, 04:00 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Spring Branch, Texas
Posts: 52
Went to the LFS today and was told that the LR was at least partially cured if not completely. They tell me that I may not see a normal cycle and suggest a water change of 25%. With my very limited knowledge and experience not sure what to do. I'm not in a hurry. Whats the smartest course of action?
__________________
----------------------------
55 gal
90+ lbs LR
70 lbs LS ( Aragonite Reef Sand Indo-Pacific Black)
Remora skimmer
Yellow Tang
Fire goby
pair of Percula clowns
}<`>
20 RedLegg Hermit Crab
20 Blue Legged Hermit Crab
10 Zebra Hermit Crab
15 Trochus Snails
15 Narcissus Snails

Art G.
ajg1460 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
change, water change

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
Water change - sit for a week - cloudy after change satch Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 16 10-07-2008 06:58 PM
built my frist stand ct67_72 DIY Projects 8 10-20-2007 11:26 PM
To water change or not to water change. that is the question Andari Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 14 01-05-2007 05:38 PM
My frist losses!! Jermz79 Nano Reefs 3 09-17-2005 10:03 PM
When should I do my 1st water change? And water change ? stew Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11 10-11-2003 02:36 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:49 PM.


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