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Old 06-12-2011, 10:53 PM   #131
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LOL getting your nitrates to zero will help, but it won't make the algae go away... it will more just slow it. If you leave the lights off for a few days that will help as well.
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:00 AM   #132
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Ok maybe I'll try that! That won't effect the fish?
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Not really, if you had corals they would be most affected by it. It'll kinda be like it was a storm that blew over...
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:05 PM   #134
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I turned the lights off for two days seemed to help some what, also picked up a green crab to eat some of the remaining algae the lawn mower was twice the price so I opted for the crab i think it's an emerald crab, was this a good choice?
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Also asked my lfs if they'd take my clowns and they said no :-/
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I am in love with my LFS, I dropped a 20 on the ground and the clerk handed it to me on my way out O_o. Too bad yours didn't accept the clowns, not even free of charge? Also a lawnmower blenny is much better at killing off algae. You'd need several emeralds to do the same thing as a single lawnmower.

Also, as with all Mithrax, emeralds are finicky in a reef setting so if you plan on getting corals keep an eye on him.
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:03 PM   #137
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I am in love with my LFS, I dropped a 20 on the ground and the clerk handed it to me on my way out O_o. Too bad yours didn't accept the clowns, not even free of charge? Also a lawnmower blenny is much better at killing off algae. You'd need several emeralds to do the same thing as a single lawnmower.

Also, as with all Mithrax, emeralds are finicky in a reef setting so if you plan on getting corals keep an eye on him.
Wow that's awesome my lfs is always tryin to take my 20's lol, hmm maybe I should invest in the blenny then.. Well see I'm still working on keeping the water in check so in worried about the added bioload but I just did a pwc and my trates are down to 10 they were off the charts a week ago. Keep an eye on him like he might start to eat the corals??
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:20 PM   #138
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Ok just for an update, I did my last pwc of 10 gal last tuesday and today is Sunday and my levels are
Ph 8.3
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Trite:0
Trate:5-10
Sg 1.026
Temp 76
This is the longest ive gone without Doin a water change and w/o seeing any sign of ammonia which is nice, does this mean I'm close to being cycled?? I will be doing my weekend change on tues regardless of ammonia, please let me know how you think im Doin
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Did you see any nitrites at all? you could have missed it maybe. but your parameters sound good. Your system is starting to eat up the ammonia.

All this work hasn't been for nothing. lol
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No sign of trites at all but my lfs said it can change so quickly you may miss it, are you saying that's true??
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