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Old 09-08-2012, 08:37 PM   #11
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My current train of thought on xenia is that it is a nice coral, especially the pulsing varieties. I have not tested this, but putting some sand and rock in Tupperware in the tank might be able to stop the spread from going all over the tank.
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Thank you. Any other suggestions on corals?
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I don't know if your light is high enough, but worm brains are really cool. Duncan's too.
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I don't know if your light is high enough, but worm brains are really cool. Duncan's too.
Very cool looking coral
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Lol sitting here starring at my tank and the new live rock, what do I find? A blue leg hermit crab crawling on my sand bed. I know he probably won't make it through the cycle. Just shocked me to see him crawling around when I thought it was nothing but water, rocks and sand. Now I've heard of people adding a handful of crabs to help with cycle. Can I?
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:51 PM   #16
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Ok so just for giggles I tested my water

Calcium - 440
kh - 286.4
Phosphate - .25
ph - 8.0
Ammonia - 0 - .25
Nitrite - 0
Nitrate - 0-5.0

Are these perimeters right?
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:53 PM   #17
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Salinity is @ 1.027
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Salinity is @ 1.027
I'd try get got the salinity to 1.024 or 1.025.
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I'd try get got the salinity to 1.024 or 1.025.
I'm gonna do a partial water change with RO water in the next few days. But why the high calcium and kh reading?
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I'm gonna do a partial water change with RO water in the next few days. But why the high calcium and kh reading?
I think it comes from the salt mix.
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