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Old 09-04-2008, 10:17 PM   #21
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If it was already cured then that would explain it. I do agree with Scott that maybe a double check at the LFS would be good.
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:25 PM   #22
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I would not be able to til next weekend my days are pretty fulled til then, and then i could take some down there and get a reading but by that time who know what else could happen.... But i wouldn't be adding fish anytime soon any ways maybe not for another 3 weeks or so unless my cycle is actually complete..... I really want to make sure I have a good cycle 2 put any thing in there I don't want my fishes to die..... :-(
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Alright I went down to my LFS and they did a second water test these where the readings

Ammonia 0.0PPM
Nitrate 0.0PPM
Nitrite 0.0 PPM
PH 8.0
SG 1.022
I brought enough for them to check the SG they said pretty much if I had Fully cured rock from and established tank that I should be ready to go..... I'm just still worried that something isn't right..... The LFS guy was very knowledgeable he was and older guy 2 said he has done SW tanks for over 20 years I was like WOW..... But appranetly he also said that if my cycle only took 1 week with fully cured rock I was ready to go.... He also said to do a 30% water change to get my PH level back up..... What do you guys think.... I feel lost....
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:16 PM   #24
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Try a pinch of flake and take an ammonia reading in 3-4 days. If there is no ammonia reading you are good as gold.
I'm not sure why a PWC would increase the pH on a permanent basis. You can simply make more surface ripple or removing your lid (if you have one).
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:31 PM   #25
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That's why I said I felt lost, it didn't seem right to PWC so soon..... Well I don't have any marine flakes or anything the only flakes I have is Tetra Goldfish Flakes ....LOL
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That will be fine, but I suggest you get food for SW fish.
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I surely will.... I was thinking about running over to Petsmart real fast since they are around the corner and pick some up I eventually i will need it....

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Anytime! You can also make your own mush from seafood stuff at your local grocery store.
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so it not a good idea to run yorue skimmer while cycling new tank??
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so it not a good idea to run yorue skimmer while cycling new tank??
I was but from what I heard not to..... If your cycling a new tank you don't want to because it can cause your level to be all over the place.... meaning ammonia, nitrate nitrite, and i believe your PH level as well...... What are you running now?
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