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Old 01-21-2010, 06:16 AM   #11
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I would really like to kno what it is/was if anyone can ID
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:18 AM   #12
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I'd like a closer photo but at the moment my guess goes to either:
A Duncan Coral
A Candy Cane Coral
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:26 PM   #13
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Is your tank 4'? It doesn't look like a standard 6' 125 but more like a standard 4' 120.
yea its 48 inches long 18 and a half inches wide and 33 inches deep, i think it comes to like 126 gallons actually.
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I would really like to kno what it is/was if anyone can ID
That is what I am talking about. If it is a coral it's chances of survival is slim to none if you tank has not cycled yet.
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:52 PM   #15
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so im thinking of a clean up crew and how does this list sound?

39 Nassarius Vibex
38 Juvenile Florida Cerith
18 Blue Leg Hermit Crab
10 Nerite Snails (Large)
10 Nerite Snails (Small - Medium)
100 Dwarf Cerith
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:16 PM   #16
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i got my master test kits in the mail today, now i can finally stop using those darn test strips. heres what the parameters are as of today:

Ph- 8.3
Ammonia- 0 ppm
Nitrite- 5 ppm
Nitrate- 40

ill be testing for calcium, KH, and phosphates later on today when i get back home.
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:51 PM   #17
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i got a heater last night and ive been keepin my temp at 79, it used to be between 70 and 72 without the heater. i tested my SG today and it came back 1.020. how can this be? ive been keeping it at 1.025 the whole time, does temperature affect SG?

also heres what else i tested:
Ph - 8.4
Ammonia - between 0.25 and 0 ppm
Nitrate - 20 ppm
Nitrite 2.0 ppm
Calcium - 420 ppm
KH - 161.1 ppm = 9 dkh
Phosphates - 0.5 ppm

so its day 24 everything seems to be doin ok, no problems with the skimmer anymore. what do you guys think of the water parameters so far?
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If you are using a hydrometer, then yes, temp will affect the SG reading. You really should have a refractometer. When you raise your SG, your calcium and alk levels will probably rise too. What brand salt are you using?

Cycle looks to be almost done. I would do a 25-30% water change and see what your levels look like then.
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so today i only had enough time to either do a pwc or test my water, i decided to test the parameters and heres what came back:

temp- 79
SG- 1.020
Ph- 8.4
Ammonia- 0.50
Nitrite- 0.75
Nitrate- 5.0
Calcium- 360 (i may have miscounted on this one)
KH- 8 dkh/143.2 ppm
Phosphates- 0.25

ill do a water change tomorrow and see what it looks like then. hopefully this cycle is almost complete.
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i found this guy growing on a piece of my rock, anyone know what it is?
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