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Old 06-01-2011, 07:20 PM   #41
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I just noticed this worm thing in the live rock good bad?
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:32 PM   #42
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If the stabilify was free then i don't see any harm in using it. I wouldnt waste any money on bacteria in a bottle or anything that claims to help your cycle.

If I were you, I would do the water change, test again and see how low the nitrates get. After that I would say test daily and if you see any ammonia then do a smaller pwc if it goes to .25ppm.

You seem to be in a fish in cycle. Theres some great step by step articles on here that show you exactly how it's gonna go.

That worm might be a bristleworm, I'm terrible at identifying stuff in pictures lol

if it is its your option to keep him or not. I hear they have one nasty sting though. Some people like them so consider them pests. me, i wouldnt tolerate one in my tank if I found one.
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Hmm interesting I'm gunna hold off on the stability for now and see how the change goes , and as for the worm I'll do some research later I dunno if I like the idea of a stinging worm
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Looks like the nitrate came down to between 40 and 80 so that's a little better but still hi !! What now lol more pwc?
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I'd leave it for a bit. Unless you get ammonia at .25 or more, then you get to do another pwc.
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Lol ok so wait for some ammonia before doin another pwc even tho the trates are still hi?
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If your tank isn't cycled most likely you will see some ammonia soon. if not I would wait a few days and then pwc. Your fish are doing well and I wouldn't want to tell you to keep changing their water just in case something happens.

Normal nitrates should be 20 or under. Another large pwc will knock that down in half almost, but I'd give my fish a break form a water change for now.
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Ok thanks for your help I'm gunna go watch the bruins game and give the fisheys a break for tonight, thanks for your help so far
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Ok so today is looking a little diff the is what looks like brown algae on the sand and LR? Uh oh
Here's my water test results
Ph: 7.8
Am: 0
Nitrite:0
Nitrate:40
Temp 80
Why is there brown stuff forming?? Is it because the ph dropped slightly from yesterday??
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