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Old 05-19-2013, 12:02 AM   #51
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Take em out and put into a bucket with tank water and move to your workspace. Do the work, exposing them to air is fine, try to be quick tho. Then put them right back in the tank.
Or just pull the top one out, add glue gel to it and stick it where it needs to go in the tank.
You can also use aquarium epoxy or even plumbers epoxy as long as it is safe for potable water lines. Although it is kinda ugly, if it's between rocks you should be fine. I fine the epoxy bond is weaker than the rocks so they can be separated if you want. It might make your skimmer go nuts tho.
Sorry I never heard about it... do you mean "glue" using the gel inside the water?
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:30 AM   #52
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You can glue one wet rock then place it on the other rock inside the tank if you use gel superglue. The gel won't harden instantly.

Aquarium epoxy or plumbers epoxy is a play dough like 2 part putty. You cut a small disc of the tube of putty. Then you knead it until the 2 colored parts blend. Then take small pea sized pieces or larger and press into the rock. Finally squish the 2 rocks together and the putty will adhere to both rocks.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:48 AM   #53
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All right, I think I'll try the Superglue Gel first.

Here are my numbers today:

Ammonia 3.0
Nitrite ~3.5
Nitrate 10

About ten days cycle... is it ok?

Tanks !!!
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Not remembering all the details to you LR amount and ammonia source, looks like you've got the start of all BB but still some ways to go to keep up. Good numbers for day 10.
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Take em out and put into a bucket with tank water and move to your workspace. Do the work, exposing them to air is fine, try to be quick tho. Then put them right back in the tank.
Or just pull the top one out, add glue gel to it and stick it where it needs to go in the tank.
You can also use aquarium epoxy or even plumbers epoxy as long as it is safe for potable water lines. Although it is kinda ugly, if it's between rocks you should be fine. I fine the epoxy bond is weaker than the rocks so they can be separated if you want. It might make your skimmer go nuts tho.
That is exactly how I did mine, buckets and all. All the little starfish and pods seemed to live. Each rock wasn't out of the water more than five or ten minutes.
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Not remembering all the details to you LR amount and ammonia source, looks like you've got the start of all BB but still some ways to go to keep up. Good numbers for day 10.
About 65# of dry rock... 3 medium shrimps to start the cycle.
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That is exactly how I did mine, buckets and all. All the little starfish and pods seemed to live. Each rock wasn't out of the water more than five or ten minutes.
That's what I'm gnna do too... specially 'cause I'm gonna be removing the rocks in parts, not all tgether

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:13 AM   #58
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Ammonia at zero !!!

Here are my numbers now... about 13 days.

Ammonia 0.0
Nitrite 4.0
Nitrate ~10

Question: I know that I should put a CUC in after cycling. Since the shrimp will be gone, what to use to feed the clean up crew ? I mean... I don't "see" any algae.. what do they eat, if there is no fish in the tank?
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You don't have to put a CUC in straight away for the reason you have just mentioned, they won't have anything to eat. Start with one Fish then slowly introduce your cleaners
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:03 AM   #60
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Thinking about my first fish

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You don't have to put a CUC in straight away for the reason you have just mentioned, they won't have anything to eat. Start with one Fish then slowly introduce your cleaners
Thank you so much. That's clarifies my way a little!

So, I was talking to family and we def will put one or 2 clowns in. Can I mix one of those black and white and the "Nemo ones" ? What kind of food do I give them?
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