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Old 10-02-2011, 06:37 PM   #11
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There is a show in the USA that is called Thanked they make a tank and add fish right away, a lot of people I have seen at the LFS get the idea that is the way it should be done.
I knew Tanked would cause someone to do this, I just knew it.
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:45 PM   #12
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So anyone have some advise on how to avoid disaster?
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:55 PM   #13
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Maybe research before just jumping in to something with living creatures?

Seen as though that's obviously not an option now.. keep an eye on parameters and make sure you're not getting ammonia or nitrite spikes. Do water changes every week. You've already made things hard for yourself by not cycling your tank.
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Maybe research before just jumping in to something with living creatures?

Seen as though that's obviously not an option now.. keep an eye on parameters and make sure you're not getting ammonia or nitrite spikes. Do water changes every week. You've already made things hard for yourself by not cycling your tank.
How much water should I be changing weekly?
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Have not seen any spikes as of yet
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I usually see an increase in about a week but I use all live rock from and tank that someone is taking down, I don't cycle with any live animals so your cycle will be different than mine.

I would be prepared to change at least 25% of the water. I always have enough on hand to do a 10% water change at least on my biggest tank.
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:40 PM   #17
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What's with the tv comment? If you read my other comments u will find out what lights I have. I have been living and breathing salt water the last three weeks and have been learning more each day!
When you lights, you said t-5 and led... Kinda vague. Speaking from someone who has lost 2 nems due to lighting, it really matters. I hate to say you may lose your nem when your tank cycles. They are very sensitive. What kind of test kit do you have and what all are you testing? Just a few answers we will need to try to get you through this. We are here to help.
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When you lights, you said t-5 and led... Kinda vague. Speaking from someone who has lost 2 nems due to lighting, it really matters. I hate to say you may lose your nem when your tank cycles. They are very sensitive. What kind of test kit do you have and what all are you testing? Just a few answers we will need to try to get you through this. We are here to help.
Testing -nitrite (low)0.1mg/l=nutrafin test
-ammoniaAlert (safe <0.02 ppm)=seachem ammonia alert
-calcium 450ppm(adding coralline algae accelerator)=Hanna digital
-phosphate 0.36ppm using (rows phos to lower due to algae)=red sea pro

Lights are -coralife t-5 2 lamp white/blue
-reefbrite 50/50 led
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Testing -nitrite (low)0.1mg/l=nutrafin test
-ammoniaAlert (safe <0.02 ppm)=seachem ammonia alert
-calcium 450ppm(adding coralline algae accelerator)=Hanna digital
-phosphate 0.36ppm using (rows phos to lower due to algae)=red sea pro

Lights are -coralife t-5 2 lamp white/blue
-reefbrite 50/50 led
Your lights aren't enough. Only reason I say that is because I had a 4 bulb and still had issues. Also, what are your nitrates and pH as well as salinity? Also alkalinity... Do you have a QT tank?
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Ph 8
Alk unknown
Nitrates unknown
Salinity 1.022
No qt
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