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Old 03-01-2010, 06:34 PM   #11
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Yep, just those two. Yeah I realize that what you said about the age is true. I'm a general science major and have a background in all the chemistry involved. All I can do is do my best to maintain a stable environment in there and keep a close eye on it. I guess I just don't understand, and havn't been able to find, what is it about the age that is so important? What takes so long? hahaha
I guess with your General science major they don't teach patience. It takes time for the flora and fauna to develope in a SW tank and then stablize. It is more then just good water readings and such.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:09 PM   #12
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No definitely not, that's part of being me too. Unfortunately I just re-did my tests too. I'm sick to my stomach now.

I have .15 ppm Ammonia, .3ppm Nitrite, and 100ppm high range 20ppm low range Nitrate. FML, i must be overfeeding?? What is wrong? Now what? What should I do? My tank is 8 months old. Shouldn't this problem be gone by now? Where are all the Nitrogen Fixers? HELP!!!
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"Nothing GOOD ever happens FAST in a salt water aquarium"
That says it all.
Yes, you are probably overfeeding. Cut back to once every other or every 3 days and no more than what is eaten in a few (3) minutes.
START DOING PWC;s NOW of 20% -30% with new SW that hase been aerated overnight or longer. Continue doing pwcs till the levels come down.
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Take the anemones back to teh lfs and tell them to stop selling that creature. In the wild it will live far longer than you will have your tank. In your tank it might live a year or two with proper water conditons, lighting and occasinal supplemental feeding. You don't have those cinditons so please remove the anemones.
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