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Old 08-27-2012, 07:59 PM   #1
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hey, im new here just want to see if im on track

Just started a 15 gallon sw tank about a month and a half ago. I cant seem to get the ammonia down to 0. It stays at .25 even after several pwc's and adding activate.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:00 PM   #2
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Just started a 15 gallon sw tank about a month and a half ago. I cant seem to get the ammonia down to 0. It stays at .25 even after several pwc's and adding activate.
Whats all in your tank?
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:02 PM   #3
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I have a clown, coral banded shrimp, 5 crabs, 4 snails.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:07 PM   #4
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I have a clown, coral banded shrimp, 5 crabs, 4 snails.
Sometimes cycles do take 4-8 weeks various reasons give it another week or so id say no need to worry just yet how are nitrite and nitrate?
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They are fine. I had taken my water to lfs and all tested fine when i got the clown and they said it was cycled, so just wasnt sure. when should i do another pwc, just did one yesterday 1 1/2 gal.
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They are fine. I had taken my water to lfs and all tested fine when i got the clown and they said it was cycled, so just wasnt sure. when should i do another pwc, just did one yesterday 1 1/2 gal.
So essentially you had just CUC in the tank before the clown? When the lfs told you it was cycled? Just wanna make sure im completely understanding before commenting
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:50 PM   #7
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Actually the clown was my first add, other than 2 live rocks
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:54 PM   #8
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So essentially you had just CUC in the tank before the clown? When the lfs told you it was cycled? Just wanna make sure im completely understanding before commenting
I did live rock during cycle, then clown, then snails and crabs and shrimp about a week after the clown
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Did you consistantly test amm,trites and trates during cycling
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How much are you feeding? And what kind of filtration do you have?
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