Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-29-2011, 05:20 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 19
Base rock

Will base rock start another cycle?
__________________

__________________
Cjwolf444 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 05:31 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
Good question, I'm curious as well. Might be getting some
__________________

__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 05:39 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 19
Ya, I ask because I've had a fish die 2 days ago. I added about 8 pounds 2 weeks ago. Now I have ammonia showing up and my banner fish is twitching and acting funny which is what the lavender tang was doing. Right now it's showing ammonia .5, nitrite 0, and nitrate 20. My salinity was at 1.028 which I brought back down to 1.025, don't know if that salinity may have caused it or something else. I've been getting the ammonia down with water changes, so far I've done about 25%, which is helping but he is still twitching.
__________________
Cjwolf444 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 05:40 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I would still do another pwc if you can. The salinity may have played a role cuase it was pretty high.

How long has your tank been up and how did you cycle it?
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 05:45 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 19
Its been up for about 3 months with no problems. I did a fishless cycle with 40 pounds of live rock and 2 shrimp. I had a hydrometer which obviously was giving me false readings, I now have a refractometer. It Is a 55 gallon tank
__________________
Cjwolf444 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 05:47 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 19
My clown fish and watchman goby seem fine, I also have a chocolate chip star fish which is fine too.
__________________
Cjwolf444 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 05:51 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I would just pwc to get your ammonia down for sure and keep an eye on the salinity. Do you have any cuc or anything else go missing that could have caused ammonia?
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 05:55 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 19
Actually just checked the ammonia and it is zero, I had a snail die yesterday but I got him out. I guess I'm puzzled at this point. Would some kind of parasite cause the twitching? I appreciate the help
__________________
Cjwolf444 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 06:00 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I wish i could help. I'm a newbie as far as fish are concerned. I have just 3 in my SW tank. I'm sure someone will post soon.
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 06:25 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Brantford, Ont, Can
Posts: 123
How fast did you bring the salinity, you should make that change over a week or so not all at once.. Most base rock shouldnt cause a mini cycle unless it does have some life on it.. Live rock will cause a cycle. You can also cause a mini cycle if when you add the base rock you move other rock around and stir up your substrate..

Shane.
__________________

__________________
amdninjaboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
base, base rock, rock

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Live rock/Base rock startup question jbadd99 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 13 01-16-2010 03:19 AM
live rock seeding base rock? mwrmma Saltwater Reef Aquaria 9 01-07-2006 09:05 PM
where to buy live rock & base rock online???? ektorgt Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 08-12-2005 12:57 AM
Adding base rock to cured rock will it cause a cycle? Scatcat Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 06-13-2005 11:31 AM
coral rock, base rock keys rock goinpostal Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 02-07-2004 02:02 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.