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Old 05-10-2011, 10:34 AM   #11
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Ah ha! A possible solution. I'll go test again and see what we have today. Thanks so much for the input, hadn't thought of that. If that's the case do I dose ammonia to the tank?
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I would dose it up to around 4ppm to give the colony a jolt and let it cycle out from there.
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yep, I think I may do that. I have .5 ammonia, 0 trites and 20 trates currently.

Will dosing ammonia hurt the pods i have and the cheato in the tank?
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I think you'll be fine. If the tank is only going to house pods, and your ammonia is already lowering with nitrAtes showing up, you're cycled enough for pods, IMO. Their bioload is negligible.

I've "baked" a live rock in a bucket and had several amphipods survive it. If it were me? I'd roll with it as it is, once your ammonia and nitrItes are at 0.
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The ammonia spike will probably nuke the pods unfortunately, I'm not sure about the chaeto. Since you want to keep the pods going I would just continue the waiting game instead of dosing the amm. It may take a few more weeks, but eventually the stuff that is rotting will burn out and the current colony will still be efficient.
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Yeah, thats what I was waiting for. lol Guess I'll just be more patient. I have more cheato coming today with pods as well.

Thanks a bunch guys, was just curious if I missed something.
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