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Old 05-29-2011, 11:27 AM   #11
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Thank you Joy for the wisdom I really do appreciate it. I will go ahead and purchase the ammonia today and begin dosing 2-3 teaspoons until I get a reading of 4 ppm, at which point I will wait until it drops below 4 ppm and dose again.

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Old 05-29-2011, 07:52 PM   #12
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I do fish cycles and they always survive and do fine. I just get a small cheap fish to cycle the tank for me, like a damsel, then once the cycle is over take him back to my LFS and get a fish I want.

Also, the live rock should cycle the tank a bit, some of the live rock will dieoff and the dieoff will cause ammonia/nitrites/nitrates.

I always add biospira when setting up my tanks also. This is an instant cycle product. (you could probably find cheaper somewhere else, I just posted the first link I found.)
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/store/...ank-cycle.html
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:36 PM   #13
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Can somebody help I.D the crab please? I will sadly remove him if he is going to cause harm
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:43 PM   #14
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Looks like an emerald crab, I have three, they are good algae eaters. Is it greenish? They are really green when they molt and it fades over time.
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Yeah his claw is green, does this mean he is okay to keep? I just came from the other thread mentioning that there are nearly no good crabs for my tank cause they eat stuff they shouldn't
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:00 PM   #16
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I have hermits and the 3 emeralds, they have not eaten anything but algae so far for me. And they all came from my 29 gallon. I've seen them eating algae near corals, but not the coral.

I can't believe you got one as a tag-a-long!

Just keep them and see, if not trade it at LFS for something else.
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Great Info thanks.
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