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Old 11-05-2018, 06:32 PM   #1
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So three weeks ago I decided I wanted to do a salt water tank it’s a 75 gallon tank I bought 40 lbs of live sand and added my salt water I let that go for a week then I added 40 lbs of dry live rock that stuff that is human made and it’s been in there for almost two weeks I have two damsels in there I added them with the rock them my buddy had a clown fish and a coholate star fish he didn’t want so I put them in as well but I can’t get my ammonia levels to go down they have been at an 8 since I first started and my ph is about an 8.4 I don’t care about the clown or the starfish what should I do to get my levels down I have a power head in it I feed them every other day a couple flakes that’s it I did a 50 percent water change 4 days ago and a 30 percent change yesterday my temp is right about 71 plus the guy at the fish store told me to add some start smart complete root with I did my salt is at 1.024
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Basically you set up a tank and didnít cycle it. Thatís why the ammonia levels wonít go down.
Youíll have to do continued water changes until they are 0. Even then this will be a daily thing until a bacteria base is established in your rock, basically doing a fish in cycle.
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So my ammonia levels r at zero for the last two days my ph is at 8.4 I have been doing 5 gallon water changes everyday should I keep doing the water changes
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If your ammonia or nitrite levels go up, youíll need to do a water change to get them down.
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