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Old 01-18-2013, 08:32 PM   #81
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Could I go ahead and get the water rock and sand in then add the salt once I get it?.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:44 PM   #82
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Ok well I guess I'm gonna clean the rock and sand add my water to the tank then rock and then sand and this weekend when I get my salt I'll add it
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I would not clean the rock unless it's loaded with nuisance algae. Those dead sails will provide the die off for you to start your cycle.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:48 PM   #84
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Ok some of the rock has white powdery stuff on it
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:51 PM   #85
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Here is some of it

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Just add it like it is? The snails are pretty dried out they will still produce ammonia?
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:09 PM   #86
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Found a bunch odd either dead snails or empty shells and found a piece of green fuzzy stuff that isn't too dry

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Old 01-18-2013, 09:29 PM   #87
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Here is the rock in the tank


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The green fuzzy stuff I'm guessing is a nuisance algae called Bryopsis. i wouldn't keep that. The dried up snails will rot in the water. Them you can keep. It's important to make sure you actually do get an ammonia spike from this. Give it a few days, then test.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:36 PM   #89
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Ok well I got the rock in gonna add sand. I can't get salt till tomorrow should I go ahead and put snails in and should I leave them even when cycled?
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:38 PM   #90
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And how do I get sand under the rocks like where there is holes? I had a bunch of small rocks to stack up

And also my sand is kind lumpy should I still use it?
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