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Old 11-29-2012, 05:23 PM   #21
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Great, thanks.

They're inflating like crazy during light hours. They've looked to be getting progressively healthier day to day, but I understand that can all turn upside down in a flash.

Really appreciate all the help everyone.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:24 PM   #22
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Its what we're here for! You better keep us all updated.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:48 AM   #23
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One dead hermit. Corals still look healthy. Invert death within a week a sign of cycle issues? Or is this common?
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:47 PM   #24
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Are you sure it's dead or did it just moly and that'sthe she'll you see! I thought my emerald was dead once and it turned out to be its shell. Lol
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:11 PM   #25
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Just be patient and test your water regularly. You may be fine, it's not unheard of to have a tank cycle in 3 weeks but without an amonia source I would be a little concerned. I would wait on fish for a while until your certain the tank can handle the bioload. Like people have mentioned, throw a shrimp in there and see where amo, trites, and trates test at. Just remember to test regularly.
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Definitely a crab carcass, not the shell. And the bottled bacteria was supposed to be my ammonia source.

With tossing the shrimp in--if the tank did not go through the amo cycle yet would the shrimp spike the amo and then kill my coral?
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:05 PM   #27
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Definitely a crab carcass, not the shell. And the bottled bacteria was supposed to be my ammonia source.

With tossing the shrimp in--if the tank did not go through the amo cycle yet would the shrimp spike the amo and then kill my coral?
If the bacteria bottle worked then you should be fine and you won't see your Amonia go up. Plus you said you have some lr already. So in my own personal opinion (not knowing, or remembering how much lr you have) I think you will be ok.
This is my own opinion and probably won't jive with every or maybe even most members here (most of which are far more knowledgeable than I).

I would not add anything else until you are 100% certain though and only time will ultimately tell if you are going to have any problems with the corals. Test test test.... When in doubt, test again.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:05 PM   #28
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The bottled bacteria is not intended to be your ammo source they are supposed to help you bring in the bacteria to process the ammo and nitrites
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:07 PM   #29
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Did you use live sand?
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:13 PM   #30
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The bottled bacteria is not intended to be your ammo source they are supposed to help you bring in the bacteria to process the ammo and nitrites
True but in many cases the live rock will have a little die off of inhabitants when added to a new tank creating an Amonia spike of some sort... I've read that it could create a mini-cycle when adding to already cycled tanks also. I just don't know if it was enough.
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