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Old 06-15-2006, 06:50 PM   #11
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:59 PM   #12
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no he has a seperate tank that he keeps live rock in with sand...... in 210 gallon tank... he gets it cheap and then sells to friends and co-workers... not alot of pet stores were i live.....

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Old 06-15-2006, 08:02 PM   #13
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I've heard that if you COMPLETELY replace the substrate the tank is fine for inverts. The copper only resides in the substrate and not on the glass/acrylic itself.
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:33 PM   #14
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NYbilly take things slow and it will all be good. cloudy water can be from ammonia. it is normal to see amm and nitrite so your doing well. It can take weeks to cycle the tank so just sit back and have a cold one and do some reading about keeping SW tanks.

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Old 06-15-2006, 11:18 PM   #15
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I've heard that if you COMPLETELY replace the substrate the tank is fine for inverts. The copper only resides in the substrate and not on the glass/acrylic itself.
not completly true it can get stuck in the silicon (where all the joins are in the tank)
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Old 06-15-2006, 11:24 PM   #16
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4 large shimps for a 75G! No wonder the smell lol. 1 shrimp is enuf to cycle that tank.

Anyway, it's all normal for a cylcing tank. No biggy
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Old 06-16-2006, 12:48 PM   #17
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Well since from yesterday to today, my Nitrites went from a .50 to a 5.0 .... is it normal to jump that quick? but my Ammonia level is still 1.0.... should i remove some of the shrimp? or leave it be until the cycle is done? i guess 4 was to many lol....

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I'd leave about two shrimp in there. One is probably good for a 55, depending on the size of the shrimp (which you say are large).
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Yea leave 1 or 2. I'd say leave 1 since the others have decomposed alil already. It is normal for ur nitrite to go up that quick cuz u have 4! lol
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well i took 2 shrimp out, also i noticed these star fish like things on my glass.... like a white dot with 5-6 arms coming off it... there real tiny... you have to put your face on the glass too see them... i have like 6 of them on the glass....


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