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Old 01-13-2011, 04:32 PM   #21
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How long do I need to have my bio wheel on the tank before the wheel has established the bacteria? The reason I ask, I am removing the gravel and want to make sure that I don't get too much of an ammonia spike. I also have live rock.
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:38 PM   #22
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hope your coral sand change over goes well for you today!

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Old 01-16-2011, 03:47 PM   #23
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The substrate change went over well.The under gravel filter was disgusting, sand looks like it will be much more healthy. It only took about two hours for the water to clear up. most of my bristle worm population went into the trash with the crushed coral, I don't think the worms in the rocks will hurt anything. My nitrate levels are between 0 and 5, much beter than 15. I also picked up a few really cool Nassarius snails to keep the sand stirred up.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:22 PM   #24
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Here is a picture of the new sand.
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:15 AM   #25
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looks nice and clean. i would like a bit more live rock in there if that was mine. btw, you don't need to put air in the water via those airlines on the powerheads. you should remove them.
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:32 PM   #26
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See if there is under the gravel filter, you may come off a lot of bad things from underneath. I want to take all oozing from the rocks, all the gravel and sand bags trade as the Tang Dynasty, 30 # s and then log back in the stone.
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:41 PM   #27
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I actually turned the air lines off a few days after I got the tank, the bubbles where making the salt build up on my light too fast. I will take them off next time I have my hand in the tank. Should I spend the money to get some more live rock, or would it work to get a dry rock from the lfs and let it become live.
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as long as it's ocean rock, or reef safe man-made rock, either way will work. it's up to you. i just wouldn't use lava rock or anything else.
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:30 AM   #29
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I just tested my ammonia nitrite and nitrate. ammonia is between 0 and.25 much closer to 0, nitrate is ls than 5, but nitrite is around .1 ppm, could this be due to my substrate change? Is it an emergency or should I just wait and see what happens? All the animals and coral look fine, no signs of stress that I can tell.
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i would do a water change.
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