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Old 08-06-2005, 12:30 AM   #11
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nice, where did you get the rock from???

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With 5 day shipped rock, you might see a nasty cycle. I had a batch that had some hitchhiker clams that died and it stunk up my whole house.

Good that you removed the star. They do not like varying water quality changes for sure.

Good luck. Hitchhiker crabs are very hardy, IMO.

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You shouldve done a fishless cycle. Chances are that starfish will die, and maybe the clowns as well.
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is that a little ocellaris clown i see? I dont if that fish could stand an ammonia spike either.
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I don't know what an oscellaris is, but I do have a clown. I put him in QT as well. All are doing fine. I'm not getting a huge spike. The rock was supposedly cured, and there has been no odor coming from the tank. The crab has been the only hitchhiker I've seen, but who knows? Hopefully I got more...I find the live rock more interesting than the fish!
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You can not go by smell, My tank did not smell when I used LR to cycle.. Keep up with the tests for amm, nitrite and nitrate..
you did not mention it was cured LR before, did you??
you may still get a small amm spike and if it's cured lr it should go away quickly...
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Originally Posted by missusliz
The rock was supposedly cured
But then it was shipped for five days (yikes!). You'll very likely get an spike in ammo.
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First of all you are going way to fast.

In case any of you know this tank is like a week or so old, she just got it (Might be 2 weeks).

So there is no way it couldve done a cycle. EX with nothing to jump start it exept that rock (Which 5 days shipping you will havea BIG spike) and those clowns. Clowns cannnot survive a cycle.

Your best hope is to do like we suggested before you got the tank. Get some shrimp, put them in there, take the clowns back for credit (so when they die you wont be out money)

Not a big cycle? This takes time. In a big tank like that it is not unusual for it to take a month or longer. In my small 30 gallon it took 2-3 weeks.

As far as your QT, QTs have to cycle as well. QTs have to match the same water chemistry as your main tank, wich since your tank is still cycling, is not possible. QT those fish did not do anything (and being you just got the tank, the fish didnt stay long enough in QT for it to do anything.)

Your best hope/bet is #1 FOLLOW WHAT HAS BEEN SUGGESTED HERE. You had a thread in the Getting Started about this. It was suggested you remove the CC, but you didnt. Eventually the CC will work its way to the top anyway, and then you have to clean it, and all the mess that goes along with CC.

Also suggested was fishless cycle. Saves you more money (like two dead clowns, and a dead starfish).

A suggestion to you is buy a Phosban reactor. Like me I have cyano (a nasty read algea. It is covering my corals so they cannot get light, and killing them). If I would have gotten a phosban reactor I dont think this would have happened.

Sorry to sound mean but you asked what needs to be done and you didnt do it. I think you are just jumping the gun, excited about a SW tank. Take it slow.
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In case any of you don't know, Zac has already been kicked off of our ponding website...It got so bad, they started an entire thread on him. He accuses everyone of not taking his bogus advice, then he turns around and does the same thing here. Zac, just got done reading your "Dying Corals" thread, seems you are guilty again, eh? Bug off and stop PM'ing me, you freak.
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Both of these posts were reported by members of our community. FWIW, I dind't see anything reportable or actionable in Zack's post. This last one though....

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