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Old 08-15-2010, 10:39 AM   #41
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He is correct you don't need one and water changes is the way to do it. I looked at your tank setup and all you have to do is remove the rock and use a ligher and just burn them (aiptasia) -0ff.
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:13 AM   #42
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Thanks thin cat.. i might get the smaller ones with a generalised toasting of the rock.. will try and get as many with the aptasia x since ive paid for it now..

didnt turn up today .. crossing fingers for tomorrow.
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:08 PM   #43
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I've used aiptasia x for a while now and I have found that you have to feed it slowly to the aip and let it eat the stuff. They normally implode. I then cover it again with it. Be sure to turn off anything that moves water.
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:12 PM   #44
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I was looking at your pictures again and saw a floating hydometer. Be careful with it. I broke one like that a while back and it almost wiped me out.
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:23 PM   #45
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Yeah.. not happy about the hydrometer there.. but will do for the moment and i will be getting a digital temp gauge and proper refractometer when i have the $$$ but for a cycling tank this will do.. i take it out when i work on it so i think its safe enuff..

just did my first tests and im confused for a 2 week old tank.

ammonia 0-0.25ppm
PH 8.2
Nitrite 0ppm
nitrate 0ppm..

it cant have finnished already???? mind you this is pre aptasia x spree so might do another round 24 hrs after adding all this ap x into my tank.
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:22 AM   #46
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You still have ammonia present, That will turn to Nitrite, Then that'll turn to Nitrate.

Once you have 0 Ammonia and 0 Nitrite and a little reading of Nitrate, Time for a decent water change then you can go adding fish, Slowly and carefully.
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:33 AM   #47
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yeah.. not ready for fish yet.. still have to add more rock (mainly base but a little live.. ) so fully expecting to see another medium cycle to happen..

That aptasia x stuff works great.. although they seem to not like the outcome very much.. kinda feel sorry for the lil buggers.. but still .. gone now!
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The good thing is there is nothing in the tank. Just get very liberal with some kalk paste and that should handle it. pepermint shrimp took care of my problem once it was cycled but yours is not. just mix up some kalkwasser like paste and spackle those bas___ds to the rocks.
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:17 AM   #49
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the store has a beautiful 3ft tall reef setup that states it doesnt have a Proteine skimmer in it. (on the info sheet on the wall)

after nearly every LFS that "stocks" skimmers has told me not to bother without one.. i asked him how they had such a beautiful reef without one..

his reply " oh you dont need a skimmer.. especially in a 130L tank where water changes are only about 20-30 L a week to fortnight".. !!!

i asked him "why then does everyone tell me not to bother without one?"
he told me "its because LFS's love selling them"

I'm sorry, but... How many of us Americans read this with an aussie accent? lol
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:21 AM   #50
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HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA! just as long as you didnt use "the crocodile hunters" accent.. CRIKEY!

Were not all as excited as he was down here.
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