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Old 07-22-2009, 05:04 PM   #11
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I have I will watch the readings and change the water as needed.I kept everything moist if not soaking in water.

Im hoping the live rock has enough built up bacteria to compensate for my cleaning. I didnt scrub the rocks, just shook loose the "dust" then kept them in an airated bucket for 15 mins.

we shall see, hopefully i got lucky
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oh and my sand bed is 3 inches
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Yeah, I guess even at 3"'s it still could harbor some sulfer Dioxide pockets. These gases develope when your sand is deep and there are not enough sand stirers to help process uneaten materials as well as getting air to the upper levels of your sand.
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I think the problem was the narcissus snails died off because they didnt see formula one pellets as food. Ive switched to mysis and the remaining ones poped right up. Ive checked my readings and no ammonia!

The water hasnt looked this good since the tank was new, I am very pleased so far.
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great job. Just keep an eye on your readings and you should be fine.
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How deep was your sandbed? you might start a whole new cycle with all that cleaning.
Was just thinking that same thing....A whole lot of cleaning and change for a small tank? Good luck
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well looks like ammonia is still elevated

ammonia .50
nitrates 5.0
nitrite 0
phosphate 2
ph 8.4
temp 80.1
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Sorry if I missed it, but how long has this been set up and how did you cycle it?
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I cycled the tank about a year ago, I did the fishless route.
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"ammonia .50 ppm" , just do another PWC and let it go for a day. It should catch up. This might be a chance to give Dr. Tim's product a test run.
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