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Old 08-14-2012, 09:30 PM   #171
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Can you recap real quick what's in ur tank... Live rock, live sand, etc? Have you done any water changes?
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:43 PM   #172
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2 pieces of Live Rock, 3 pieces of "Reef Ready" Live Rock(purple ones), live sand, and thats it. I havent done ANY water changes whatsoever, only topped off the tank once with straight RO water. When i first started the cycle, i had 1 piece of shrimp in there, that almost completely dissolved on its own, after that i put 2 more pieces in, took em out when they were almost completely dissolved.

I've read to turn up the heat to try and speed up the cycle process so my temp is at 84deg.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:52 PM   #173
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Raw shrimp right?? I dunno man... Maybe go try getting a hermit crab and seeing how it does?
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:58 PM   #174
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Raw shrimp right?? I dunno man... Maybe go try getting a hermit crab and seeing how it does?
yeah raw shrimp.. think i should get a hermit and leave it be for awhile and just keep testing and see what happens??
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:04 PM   #175
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How far is the closest LFS?
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:07 PM   #176
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5mins from my house
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:09 PM   #177
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Bring them a sample. Maybe you have a bad testing kit.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:12 PM   #178
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I guess I could do that, but why would it all of a sudden be wrong?? Kit doesnt expire until 2017.

Wouldnt the LFS test with a strip? and isnt a strip inaccurate anyways???
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:17 PM   #179
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Probably depends on the LFS. My guy uses the better kits, and doesn't use strips. Even places like Petco do free water tests. Id say at this point what harm would it do to get a second test kit on it...
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And also not to sound dumb here, but did you follow the instructions on the test? I know your results will be different if you don't actually do the correct steps, like shaking the tube after you add solution 1, and shaking the bottle of # 2 before you add it? And then having to wait a few minutes..
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