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Old 03-06-2013, 01:22 AM   #11
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If they are trying to come out they are probably just getting used to your tank imo
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:26 AM   #12
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Ok well if you tell us what your parameters actually are and what type of lighting and what not it would be useful. But yeah they may just not have made the trip and maybe they can get you some more. I'm a little leery of ordering coral online but I will have to to be able to get some of the stuff I want
Nitrate and nitrite 0 ppm, ammonia 0 ppm, sg 1.023, temp 78, pH 8.2 I added a calcium and iodine supplement but very little because I don't like adding chems to my tank. Haven't gotten to test their levels yet, I'll test those at the LFS tomorrow. I have a marine land reef capable LED. I know it works well because I had a carpet anemone that did really well in there. I got rid of it because it kept eating my fish.
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Ok well test your calcium, kh, and phosphates

Phosphates should be 0
And I try to keep my calcium at 420 and kh at 10

I wouldn't dose calcium our anything without having it tested.

Yeah the leds are probably ok. You will get several opinions. I run dual PCs and I get told I can't grow much coral but my tank is deep and I have mushrooms, soft corals,lps and sps and have not ran into any problems yet
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Ok well test your calcium, kh, and phosphates

Phosphates should be 0
And I try to keep my calcium at 420 and kh at 10

I wouldn't dose calcium our anything without having it tested.

Yeah the leds are probably ok. You will get several opinions. I run dual PCs and I get told I can't grow much coral but my tank is deep and I have mushrooms, soft corals,lps and sps and have not ran into any problems yet
Ill be sure to get the phosphates tested tomorrow as well. We'll see if everything checks out
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One small update, I turned on my blue light for night viewing and the bigger Duncan I have actually peeked out more than it ever has, not fully blossomed. Looks like it was looking to just very slowly, but then one of my hermit crabs crawled on it and it retracted again :\ stupid hermit crab! Ph and if it helps, I completely forgot but I have a phosphate sponge to keep my levels in check
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The phosphate pads help a little. Just have to keep them changed out regularly. I used deep blue I think the brand is. I used their nitrate pad and the phosphate pad.

Not sure if they work I know the nitrate one doesn't lol . And my phosphates were 0.5 and I stopped running carbon and added pad and now the are 0
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The phosphate pads help a little. Just have to keep them changed out regularly. I used deep blue I think the brand is. I used their nitrate pad and the phosphate pad.

Not sure if they work I know the nitrate one doesn't lol . And my phosphates were 0.5 and I stopped running carbon and added pad and now the are 0
Are you suggesting that I move my carbon filter? Will that cause my tank to cycle again?
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Are you suggesting that I move my carbon filter? Will that cause my tank to cycle again?
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Well I would not use it... You want your beneficial bacteria to form on the rocks not the filter. Its different than freshwater tanks. I, would buy some polyfloss out something similar to run as a filter and maybe put it in with the carbon for a little while then remove carbon if your worried about it. it may cause a bacterial bloom and your water may be,a tiny bit cloudy but I think you would be ok to remove it
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