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Old 02-09-2005, 04:32 PM   #11
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how long has the tank been set up as saltwater?
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Old 02-09-2005, 11:35 PM   #12
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The tank has been set-up as saltwater for about a week
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Old 02-09-2005, 11:47 PM   #13
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Thats why it tested fine. There were no measurable levels to read as the tank was not cycled. I dont roll my eyes at you for being new to the hobby, I roll my eyes at the fish store for telling you everything was fine, knowing that yourtank was less than a week old. I had the same problem the first time I set up a freshwater tank and didnt know any better. At least I knew enough to let them test my water....it tested fine of course. About a week after I added fish it sure didnt. Silly lfs'. It looks like your on the right track now...just get that tank cycled without fish if you can. Good luck!
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Old 02-09-2005, 11:58 PM   #14
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Neat tank. Is that live rock, base rock, or a resin sculpture? I personally don't buy into the idea that live rock is mandatory for a tank. Not all benthic invertebrates are desirable (and some are just downright creepy).

After just a week, even if that is live rock and live sand in the tank, it is more than likely still cycling. I personally use a Red Sea Marine Lab master test kit. You can't do corals with it (And I have little desire to) but it is only $25 at Premium Aquatics

http://www.premiumaquatics.com/Merch..._Code=Testkits
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Old 02-10-2005, 12:36 AM   #15
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It's live rock...i would say about 8 lbs, maybe a little bit more.
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Old 02-10-2005, 10:52 PM   #16
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Most test kits are anywhere from 14 to 40 dollars at some places. Keep testing, because your small tank can get very bad very quickly. And always have a mix of saltwater ready for emergencies.

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Your scrubber is half the size of your tank


Looks good!
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They simply sleep like that, the clarci most likely didn't have a swim bladder disease either.
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