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Old 07-11-2011, 11:05 PM   #141
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Thank you, greenmaster. =] he spends enough of our money on fish. I think we could handle mating our own fish instead of paying double for an eharmony matchup. =]]
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:06 PM   #142
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Stouty give me a bit to put together a list and ill post it for ya, update wise, my trates have crept up to between 30-40, gonna need to do a decent pwc, have my protein skimmer dialed in and running, have also throttled back on the lighting for now due to cyano... Do need help however, my huma-huma seems to be flicking himself off the rocks repeatedly and swimming from end to end....never seen him do this, is this behavior normal at night?? Please help cuz I'm slightly worried
Okay thanks man...and I'm not sure about ur huma huma but to me personally I don't think hr should be doing that I'm not sure if it but it doesn't sound right
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:10 PM   #143
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Thank you, greenmaster. =] he spends enough of our money on fish. I think we could handle mating our own fish instead of paying double for an eharmony matchup. =]]

its always nice to have a hobby, can't just sit through life liek a hermit doign nothing but watching tv :P
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:38 AM   #144
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I'd have to agree leo, but in all honesty she does put up with my obsession fairly well I just spent an hour and a half re-doing ALL of my wiring and organizing inside the stand.... The jobs never truly done with ones tank. Have any advice about using algone to clear up cyano and bring my trates down?? I'm mainly focusing on the lowering of trates, because I'm running low on salt and have to wait till payday. (Utilities come first)
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:54 AM   #145
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Do you have fish in there yet? I can't recall..
Anyways, even if you do, I've read your trates can be fine even up to 80.
Also, if you kill your cyano or it dies off, there will be an ammonia spike which would be much more worrysome than a nitrate issue and would require a pwc.
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:24 AM   #146
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yep got a few fish in already I knew that of the three, trates are the most flexible in terms of raises without killing, but I'm super paranoid about my tank and what to head off any potential problems before they affect my fish.....even though my niger trigger bit me today I decided imma do a decent pwc tomorrow morning to help keep down the trates. My ammonia and trites are perfect, as is my ph and alkilinity. I think I'm just more worried about running out of salt for pwwc's and not being able to stop the trates from raising too high....
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:15 AM   #147
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How do your trates get so high? Youre running a sump with skimmer right? And doing pwcs? I'm just curious cause I've only ever seen high trates and that was once when I bought a used tank and setup, the sand was so disturbed it raised the trates to like 80. Luckily I had no livestock in there at the time. Are you messing with your sand at all?
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i'm confused wasnt your name something else? i thought i remembered another member making this thread with another name maybe i was wrong didnt know you could change your username
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:26 AM   #149
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Yeah he was neglient inmate. Mods can change that stuff for ya
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I used the old sand that came with the tank plus a 50 lb bag of play sand, I spent 2.5 hours alone cleaning the sand (both old and new) so that way it wouldn't release any unwanted chems. I've done 1 10% pwc so far and that was only after the trates jumped up, before then, they were somewhere between 0-10.... I'm about to do a 20-30% pwc to try reigning it it. I also have my skimmer and refugium running 24/7 to try and help out...needless to say I finally got my skimmer truly dialed in. Results in a few
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