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Old 10-18-2012, 06:47 PM   #221
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Alright so my ammonia is at 0. My nitrites are off the chart. Nitrates are 40. Getting there!!!
Yea!! Make sure you add little bit of ammonia every couple days so that the ammonia-eating bacteria don't die off while you're waiting for the nitrite-eating bacteria to grow.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:30 PM   #222
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I'm just leaving the shrimp in there. That's sufficient, right? Estimation how much longer until the cycle is done? I'm gonna say like 5 days to a week. I'm getting excited.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:51 PM   #223
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Every cycle is different. My 55 almost lasted 2 months because I accidently overdosed ammonia halfway through the cycle. That'll show me for not going with the shrimp method like I did before. But the other cycle with th shrimp lasted roughly a month...but def looks like you are getting close. It is time for those nitrates to drop like a rock! Keep up the good work and us posted.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:18 PM   #224
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There is something living on my live rock. It looks like somewhere between a tiny spider web and a snowflake. More like a snowflake. It continuously opens and closes. I tried my best to snap a pic but it didn't come out so well. Will try again. Any guesses as to what it is? It's in the mid left section of the photo.
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Edit: got a better picture and uploading a video to YouTube. I'm surprised anything could survive these nitrites.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:06 AM   #227
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Looks like a small feather duster. When frightened or something moves close by they will retract their radiole or "gills".
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:23 AM   #228
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That's a type of coral, right? Considering that I have cheap fluorescent lights, should I assume it will die?
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:41 AM   #229
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dusters are considered to be inverts (type of worm)
they can survive with just about any lighting
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What do dusters need to survive? What Would be the minimum tank size for one?
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