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Old 01-21-2013, 09:23 PM   #91
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If you test ammonia and nitrite and get zero or trace you can probably feel good about adding that gramma. You can rinse the brine shrimp and lightly feed them 1/8 of a cube (max) with the pumps off until you're sure the bacteria is up to snuff. I doubt you'll have a problem. Rinsing the brine will help with "run-off" pollution from the frozen food and turning off the pumps will help them find it before it gets lost and causes algae. I'm sure you already do this stuff but just to be sure.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:42 PM   #92
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Yup, he's such a lil clown, both ammo and nitrites are 0 and nitrates actually dropped lol

I know exactly what you're talking about with the runoff! I do rinse, but never thought to turn off the pumps, I'll do that next time, thanks


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Hey, how goes the struggle against that aptasia? Did you send him to meet his maker?
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Hey, how goes the struggle against that aptasia? Did you send him to meet his maker?
Yup, I just clipped a chunk off of the "rock" no sign of it, or any new ones (yet)
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Buster is cool! lol
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Buster is cool! lol
Lol thanks

So what kind of stuff should I pick up to be able to keep some corals? Specifically what types of tests. I know there's a lot of info on the web about this, but all the sources suggest different stuff
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Lol thanks

So what kind of stuff should I pick up to be able to keep some corals? Specifically what types of tests. I know there's a lot of info on the web about this, but all the sources suggest different stuff
API saltwater and reef test kits for now. Get your feet wet then you can look into Red Sea or Salifert kits. Up to you.
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API saltwater and reef test kits for now. Get your feet wet then you can look into Red Sea or Salifert kits. Up to you.
I'll just stick with API ones until I become more experienced

So, I have a phosphate one already, I'd need a calcium, alkalinity and what else?
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I'll just stick with API ones until I become more experienced

So, I have a phosphate one already, I'd need a calcium, alkalinity and what else?
Corals right?
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And is it normal for my clown to be swimming vertical in the back? He's been doing it all day. He's staying in the back, swimming back and forth and then he'll go vertical and just kinda swim. I thought this was normal But he hasnt been in the front at all like he used to, so I wasnt sure
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