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Old 05-16-2011, 02:54 PM   #151
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I tried to look for him yesterday and no luck. I think I might have gotten a glimpse of him in the back and underneath some rocks. I just keep checking and if I see anything starting to look stringy or nasty coming from somewhere I'll have to go find it and disturb everything else. Good news is I have a lot of water flowing through the system which should lessen the effects if any toxins get released. It still worries me though.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:34 PM   #152
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Running some carbon can help with prevention... although it does take some other good stuff out of the water too.
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:29 PM   #153
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Greenmaster- how would I go about adding carbon since I'm running a sump? And what does it take out of the water that I wouldn't want it too.

True to get pics tonight of the new guys. The jawfish was too fast and never saw the blenny.
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you can use a filter sock or just put some chemipure in a baggy in the water
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:35 AM   #155
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It takes out trace elements and stuff... it's not a big deal because they get replenished with water changes so temporarily running carbon is okay.
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:50 PM   #156
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So today I bought another tank. It's going to be at my girlfriend's house and upgrade her 29 gal. Anyway with it came a bunch of coral and some fish. One of the fish is a female Red Mandarin dragonet and it is absolutely beautiful. She will go in my 180 as the 29 is already overstocked and the new tank will need to cycle. My question is how will I know if there are enough pods for this thing. Most of my rock came from my established 75 gal. Plus this guy gave me his rock that is "covered in them" in his words. Also got the guy's refugium which like it's loaded with good stuff. Can I scoop his stuff out and put it in my sump?
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you can but there might be some die off if its been sitting out to long. change the water and let it sit in the buckets for a bit to see if there is any ammonia spikes
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The guy had his power shut off today which is why I got the great deal. $400 for everything. There is still water in the fuge. Would that cause die off?
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its possible with a temperature change that there could be, have him test the water for ammonia or nitirte spikes
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I have it all now. I can test it in about 5 min. Would that be too soon to show die off?
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