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Old 08-05-2012, 02:47 AM   #31
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Do you still have fish in there? I've actually done what you did long ago except it was supposed to be cured live rock (this is before I knew to QT it before putting in my tank regardless of being cured or not) but I guess it wasn't. I took it out, did a 20% water change and left my clowns in there. My water wasn't perfect but the ammonia went down and I did get a small spike in nitrites but did a small water change for that as well
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Your ammonia levels should go down fairly soon since the source has been removed. Since you aren't a brand new tank you could do a small water change. Make sure you test nitrites and nitrates as well to know you are finished. After your ammonia is 0 you will see a rise in nitrites. Nitrites can kill your fish just like ammonia can if the fish has been stressed or is weak. If your nitrites are high, I would do a water change and see where you are after that.

If your fish aren't in there you can leave it and let nature take its course.
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:17 PM   #32
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Do you think what is the time frame am I looking at to bring ammonia down? And how long Nitrite cycle will finish?

In the meantime, should I move all of my livestocks out into my hospital tank (24x15x18")? Is it too much hassle? Because I have only 1 skimmer for my main tank.

Live stock that I got:

1. Percular clown x 2
2. Clark's clown x 1
3. Red crown blenny x 1
4. Lawnmower blenny x 1
5. Sleepy gold face goby x 1
6. Purple firefish x 2
7. Naso tang 3" x 1
8. Powder blue 4" x 1
9. Banggai cardinal x 2

Will they are going to fit in my hospital tank?
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:17 PM   #33
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How big is this tank that all those fish are in? I think you said 30" earlier on which means its about 20-30 gallons I would guess. In that case your ammonia problem could also be coming from over stocking the tank. I have a 28 gallon and only have 4 fish in it. Might get 1 more if I fall absolutely in love with one but till then no more. To much bioload.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:11 PM   #34
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Have you tested your water today? I've never had one last more than a few days but I think some can last a week. Have you changed some of the water? Test your water first. Do a water Change if anything is still off. I tested mine everyday to make sure everything was going down. It did. Mini Cycles can last from a few days and longer....I've just never had it last long.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:06 AM   #35
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Have you thought about building a small 10 gallon sump for your tank? I'm researching now how I want to build mine. It may help with providing better water quality ( not that yours is bad) and it will increase water volume.
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I don't mean to bother you but was curious if your ammonia came down yet?
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:32 PM   #37
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To Crystal:

My tank is approximately 34 gallons. o you think my tank is overload? I won't be buying any more livestock for a long time. But, since I already bought them, is there any other way to bring down the ammonia?

What is the good number of livestock I should keep in 34 gallons tank?

To Nikki:

No, you are not bothering me...but I should be the one who says thank you!

It is coming down a little bit. The color indicator still show the color between 0.25 and 1.5 mg/ L. It has been like this for the past 3 days.

I start to worry now....I think it is taking too long...I hope all my livestock still survive until the ammonia comes down. I don't know what else to do.

On the sump questions: I was thinking about the get the 15 gallon sump. I for a really good deal at $25....but I decided not to because I stay at the condo on 15th floor, not my permanent home. I don't know when I am going to move and if I have to move, there are going to be very hassle.

Base on my girlfriend's tank, she got a 125 gallon and she use only 20 gallon sump and it is fine. So, I think the only that you are interesting, would fit you well.
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:51 PM   #38
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Do you think what is the time frame am I looking at to bring ammonia down? And how long Nitrite cycle will finish?

In the meantime, should I move all of my livestocks out into my hospital tank (24x15x18")? Is it too much hassle? Because I have only 1 skimmer for my main tank.

Live stock that I got:

1. Percular clown x 2
2. Clark's clown x 1
3. Red crown blenny x 1
4. Lawnmower blenny x 1
5. Sleepy gold face goby x 1
6. Purple firefish x 2
7. Naso tang 3" x 1
8. Powder blue 4" x 1
9. Banggai cardinal x 2

Will they are going to fit in my hospital tank?
Serious??? Thats WAYYYYYYY overstocked. 35 gallon?!? Haha you should NOT own any tangs.
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Hey Comets,
NuNu is right, your tank is seriously overstocked. The main cause of your on-going ammonia problem is probably because there are too many fish in that tank. Your stock is creating more ammonia than your bacteria colony can handle.
2 pair of clowns, or 3 total clowns, in a tank that size, will only lead to some deaths.
A Naso or a Powder Blue should only ever see a 35 gallon tank, if they are less than an inch and a half, and the upgrade tank is already being planned for. I had a 135g tall with a Naso for about 3 years, and he outgrew the tank. He was fat and healthy, but he was just getting too big.
IMO, if you re-homed the 2 tangs and one of the clowns, you would still have a nicely stocked tank, your ammonia levels wouldn't be a problem, your maintenance would be somewhat easier, and overall the tank would be much healthier.
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I would do a small water change. You could add some amquel and the ammonia will come down but it does deplete some of the oxygen. When did you do a water change last?
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