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Old 02-10-2012, 07:25 AM   #21
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I would lose the plastic plants in sw imo ...but great start
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I dosed to 4ppm
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:41 AM   #23
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It will be just LR for a year until the water has stabilized, I don't plan on really carrying over anything from my other tank. I want a coral reef tank. Maybe a few fish but mainly corals.
Ok so you have at least 40 pounds of live rocks in the tank with a powerhead or circulation pump moving the water. No HOB or canister filters. You didn't have a heater? Get one please.

Try to get all your base and live rocks now. This is the best time for curing them, so you don't even need the ammonia. The dead stuff coming off the rocks will supply you with ammonia. Do water changes if ammonia gets really high. IMHO ammonia should never be above 3ppm.
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I just put them in cause they had algae growing on them. Yea there not staying
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Yes I have a heater
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Eventually, you'll need to either moderately feed your crabs/shrimp/snails, or get a fish. The bacteria colony you'll have after the cycle will need to be fed in order to stay alive.
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I had planned on a small clean up crew but that's about it.
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Then you'll have to add food for them. I'm sure you were going to do this anyway, right?
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Lol nope I planned on starving them. J/k yes I plan on feeding them. I don't put them in until after the cycle right?
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Yes, after the cycle. A cycle is hard on livestock.
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