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Old 10-21-2013, 11:52 AM   #31
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if you got the refugium, just buy a bottle of copepods and add it there. what I did was I let the bottle sit out for 2 hours to warm it up to room temp. I then shut down my return pump so that there was no flow through my refugium. then added the pods. gave them about an hour or so to get settled in and then restarted the pump
On top of the sand?
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:12 PM   #32
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The sand in the refugium, that is.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:38 PM   #33
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Start of week 2:

Ammo: .25 ppm
Trites: 5.0 ppm
Trates: 20 ppm
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:01 PM   #34
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End of week 2

Ammo: .25 ppm
Trites: possibly above 5 ppm but looks close.
Trates: 20 ppm
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:27 AM   #35
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Start of week 3:

Ammo: <.25 ppm
Trites: 5.0 ppm possibly higher
Trates: 40 ppm
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Week 3, day 2;

Ammo: 0 ppm
Nitrites: 5.00 ppm
Nitrites: 20 ppm-40 ppm
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:08 PM   #37
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Ammo: .25 ppm
Nitrites: still 5.0 ppm
Nitrates: 20-40 ppm

Is it ok if I mix more water and add it? Due to evaporation?
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Check your salinity, best to top of with fresh water as salt doesn't evaporate
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:47 PM   #39
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Check your salinity, best to top of with fresh water as salt doesn't evaporate
Awesomee! Will do, thanks!
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:22 PM   #40
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Week 4:

Ammo: .25 ppm
Nitrites: 1.0 ppm
Nitrates: 20 - 40 ppm

Starting to see algae growth on sand and on live rock.
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