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Old 06-16-2013, 02:00 PM   #31
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My levels after the 5% water change last night is this good or bad
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:00 PM   #32
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I would start with a pair of clowns ...You can't add to many fish at one time or the bioload will be overwhelming the bacteria bed and cause a mini cycle which can kill your live stock ...then maybe two other fish later on but you have to remember u only got 29 gallons and less then that due to sand and rock imo 4 fish is the limit I would go in your nano tank ...
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:04 PM   #33
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From what I can tell everything looks good except you got some nitrate which is normal with new tanks ....just a hint when I used that brand test id hold a white paper behind the vile it makes it easier to see the color ....is there any green at all in the ammonia vial or just yellow?
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From what I can tell everything looks good except you got some nitrate which is normal with new tanks ....just a hint when I used that brand test id hold a white paper behind the vile it makes it easier to see the color ....is there any green at all in the ammonia vial or just yellow?
Yellow is was greenish yesterday n I did the water change and these are the products I been using
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:16 PM   #35
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I have a REALLY low tech/ decently low cost temporary solution- use a couple desk lamps with a bendable neck and pick up a couple full spectrum led lightbulbs- they are a little pricey for a lightbulb ($35), but you can spotlight areas with up to 10000K (from 3000K)...
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Stop using those for now your tank is still cycling and don't do no more water changes untill ammonia and nitrite are zero .. those products will eliminate the ammonia which then will not fuel the bacteria to establish a biological filter... Btw what are you using for a water source?
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Stop using those for now your tank is still cycling and don't do no more water changes untill ammonia and nitrite are zero .. those products will eliminate the ammonia which then will not fuel the bacteria to establish a biological filter... Btw what are you using for a water source?
That the thing my water is already establish its from my lfs 400 gallon reef tank which I believe why my nitrate was high because the tank is new but not the water
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:24 PM   #38
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I have a REALLY low tech/ decently low cost temporary solution- use a couple desk lamps with a bendable neck and pick up a couple full spectrum led lightbulbs- they are a little pricey for a lightbulb ($35), but you can spotlight areas with up to 10000K (from 3000K)...
Good idea!
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The water don't establish the bacteria it is in the sand and rocks... If your getting ammonia your tank is not cycled...
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:13 PM   #40
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The water don't establish the bacteria it is in the sand and rocks... If your getting ammonia your tank is not cycled...
No anemone just went to my lfs ad spoke the the guy who has been helping me he said everything is ideal and I could get a fish so he hooked up me with a percula clown for $8 just incase it does die atleast I didn't spend alot of money but I'm drippig him now it's been little over 10 mins I want to drip him for at least 30 mins or is that to long ?
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