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Old 11-19-2013, 06:50 AM   #1
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Have just introduced a orange spotted goby he's doing a great job but also making the water very messy! I've done 2 water changes since I introduced him and all tests reading good will he clam down or will he make my water messy forever. I'm running a 150lt nek5 skimmer pellet reactor and live rock sump.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:32 AM   #2
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how big is your tank and what's your definition of "messy"? i have a goby that stirs up stuffs from the sand all the time but the water is still crystal clear and i don't even have a sump. could it be a general maintenance issue with the tank (ie too much detritus)?
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It's 120lt +about 40lt sump I'm new to marine keeping but the water all tests fine for nitrate nitrite the ammonia is showing .25 ppm and ph is fine how to I test for dittritus? Just seems a lot of small particles have read a lot on line and hopefully it will all settle down in a few days thanks for the reply.
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Could be just kickin up the sand, is your tank cycled tho? You are showing ammonia which is no good for fish - I would be doing some water changes to bring that down. Also, you can't test for poo (detritus) but over feeding can cause excess nutrients (poo) !
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:28 AM   #5
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I probably am over feeding a bit the tank is fully cycled and been running for 18mts it was moved about 3 mts ago and went through a small cycle lots of red slime alge but that's almost all gone now and touch wood have lost no fish. Will try feeding less thanks.
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