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Old 09-14-2007, 10:21 AM   #21
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It may make it through the cycle or not. It sounds like you might have a turkey clam. Again, they might make it through the cycle.
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Old 09-17-2007, 04:07 AM   #22
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thx,roka.. I've found 2 more small feather worm show up on live rocks. Does these clam, snails & feather duster worm produce ammonia waste?
It's about a week now, should i start testing the water?
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As far as I know, anything living thing's waste will break down to ammonia (the critters you are talking about will produce very small amounts of waste). I doubt they would produce enough to kick off a cycle. The other die0off from your rock might be enough. Was it cured LR from your LFS or did you order it online? I would definitely start testing the water.
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I got them hand picked from LFS. Some LR I got from their tank where they kept fish. Does that mean cured?
I've got nitrate test kit yesterday& tried testing my water. It shows about 15ppm of nitrate. I tested 2nd time & it's about same. Is that possible?
What should i do?

I actually have started my cycle with dead shrimp with very fine sand of 2inch+ for 4 days before adding LR.
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What are your ammonia and nitrIte readings? It is possible that your cycle is almost done since you had cured lr.
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Really? Good news for me. Is the 15ppm of nitrate is ok for me to intro a fish? I wanna start with a gray clown or normal one.
I only bought this kit. I don't plan to buy ammonia & nitrite. LFS told me it's ok with just nitrate for my FOWLR tank. May be I'll ask them help me test ammonia before add fish.
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I would check with your LFS on the ammonia and nitrItes. I would also highly suggest you getting kits that test for both. You never know if something dies and causes an ammonia spike.....
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thx for advice. I also feel uncertain for my fish. I think I'll get ammonia test kit in a week.
With lance advice, I went ahead to choose a fish, 4stripe damsel. It started hiding in a narrow space between the filter & tank. I guess it's normal?

The another tank mate, feather duster is restarting to grow some hair back. What do I feed it & how to take care of that?
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I never said your tank was cycled. I just said to check the ammonia and nitrIte and that by there being nitrAtes your cycle could almost be done..... I never suggested add any fish.

They filter feed out of the water column. I have corals in my tank with featherdusters so I never directly feed the dusters, they just get the phytoplankton out of the water whenever I feed the corals.
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I never said your tank was cycled. I just said to check the ammonia and nitrIte and that by there being nitrAtes your cycle could almost be done..... I never suggested add any fish.

They filter feed out of the water column. I have corals in my tank with featherdusters so I never directly feed the dusters, they just get the phytoplankton out of the water whenever I feed the corals.
hehe.. Sorry, my bad, I'm too rush & wanna see a fish. no offense. I won't add anymore fish for now.
what is the 'phytoplankton' ?
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