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Old 05-31-2011, 11:51 PM   #31
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If u got nothing in the tank but live sand and rock. Just do a fwc. Start with perfect water. Just a thought.
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:27 AM   #32
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the growth looks like sponges to me. as your tank matures your nitrate will go down as well, it takes much longer though because of the different environment the bacteria grows in. to give you an idea the nitrogen cycle goes ammonia to nitrite to nitrate to nitrogen gas (this bubbles out of your tank) . Nitrate consuming bacteria does not like to be oxygenated so it lives deep in live rock and sand beds. also algae will consume nitrate as well.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:01 AM   #33
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Sponges are ok to have tho? It does look cool. Do you think I should do another water change today ?
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:37 PM   #34
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I think I'll test and see where im at before Doin another change also
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:14 PM   #35
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Nitrates are still to high! Another pwc?? Help
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:15 PM   #36
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Yep, I'd do another pwc. What are your other parameters today? and how high is high? lol
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:20 PM   #37
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Hi Carey today's results are
Ph: 8.0
Ammonia: 0 or just alittle above
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Nitrate: 80 or 160 it's hard to tell between the two reds on the test
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:21 PM   #38
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Do you think another 15 g change?
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If you can swing it, yeah, I think that would be a good idea. How are your fish? They acting normal and look ok? Is there anything else living in that tank or just the 2 clowns?
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It's just the two clowns they seen lively and I fed them and they ate almost everythin I put in! So that's good I guess, I just got back from the store w 15 more gal of rodi and a bottle of something called stability have you ever used it Carey? I got a small bottle for free with a coupon I'm gunna change the water first and see what that does and depending on any feed back maybe use a little of that
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