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Old 04-21-2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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water change?

Started my cycle thursday. Then Added live rock in on day 2. Even after cleaning/ rinsing the rock before, my water is green. You could see it leaching out of the pores of the rock as it sat. Should I just let it go until I'm finished cycling? Or change some now.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:12 PM   #2
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Started my cycle thursday. Then Added live rock in on day 2. Even after cleaning/ rinsing the rock before, my water is green. You could see it leaching out of the pores of the rock as it sat. Should I just let it go until I'm finished cycling? Or change some now.
A pic would be good but... Under the circumstances I'd 1.) check parameters and then if things are outta whack do a water change or 2.) just go for it and do a 50% water change.
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The phone app wont let me upload a pic without crashing. But ph- 8.1 (between 8 and 8.2 color on the API test card. Amm- .5 ppm. Nitrite - 5 ppm and nitrate - 5 ppm. I know I shouldn't be seeing nitrates or nitrites this soon should I?

90 lb of uncured live rock ( ordered way to much but oh well.
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Pretty neat color green regardless lol
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Algae bloom from the added nutrients off of the rock.
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Pwc and kill the lights?
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Looks like you are still cycling. Just kill the lights and let it burn out through the cycle. Do a large water change when it is finished.
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This will make the third full day the .Lights have been off. I Can tell a little bit of difference. I thibk mainly do to my Skimmer finally kicking in. I have Had to empty the collection cup almost every night ( still skimming a little wet though)
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