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Old 07-31-2012, 12:02 AM   #21
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Can you please educate me on "mini-cycle" that you said?
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:58 PM   #22
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By adding live rock to the tank you started a cycle all over again. What this means is that the die off from the shipping prcocess has started an ammonia cycle, just like when you first started the tank. The fish most likely died from ammonia poisioning. When you want to add any new live rock you have to cure it before you put it in an already exsisting tank. What this means is to let it sit in a container of some sort with a heater and a PWH and let the cycle tank place in the container. Monitor the parameters wait for curing to be done then add to the tank with minimal damage. This is why you add all the liverock you want before you put in the livestock. Hope that helps.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:50 PM   #23
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thank you so much! learning new thing everyday...
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:45 AM   #24
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thank you so much! learning new thing everyday...
Sorry for the loss.

+1 on the lr creating an ammonia spike. There would have been die off for sure.
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:20 PM   #25
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I already removed all new live rock and left only old live rock that i had been treated for 2 months.

Then, I added 20% of fresh ammonia free salt water. Will wait and see tomorrow if this will help.

Any recommend procedure any one wanna recommend?
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I already removed all new live rock and left only old live rock that i had been treated for 2 months.

Then, I added 20% of fresh ammonia free salt water. Will wait and see tomorrow if this will help.

Any recommend procedure any one wanna recommend?
I didn't see that you posted any perams, do you have a test kit?
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:55 PM   #27
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Yes, I do. Before I added 3 new uncured live rock. My ammonia is 0. But after I added (with didn't know better and lack of study). My incident timeline and parameter are:

29-JUL-12
Ammonia is 0mg/ litre until I Added 4 giant uncured live rocks.

1-AUG-12
pH: 8.3
Salinity: 34
Ammonia: 1.50mg/Litre
Nitrite: 100mg/ Litre
*Forktail Blenny passed away (all the sudden he just collapsed)

2-AUG-12
At 11pm
New 20% water change and added liquid bacteria (ReefLife)
*Powder blue tang and Clarki's clownfish got white spot and I sent both of them to QT.

3-AUG-12 - measured at 9am
pH: 8.3
Salinity: 34
Ammonia: between 0.25 and 1.5mg/ Litre
Nitrite: 50mg/ Litre

4-AUG-12
Removed uncured live rocks that I had put.
Will check water parameters again tomorrow morning.
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Are you curing the New rock now?
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:29 AM   #29
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My girlfriend is setting up a new 140 gallon tank now and curing new live rock. So, I put those I removed into her brand new tank for curing.

My 32 gallon tank is very empty now, but Ammonia still 0.2g/L. Do you know when it will go down?
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