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Old 11-23-2012, 12:03 AM   #11
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thing is ive had 0 ammonia for 2 weeks after i had my tank cycled for a month, it wasnt until i started overfeeding, i dont think it is the tap water
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:00 PM   #12
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It really is better to rule it out. A simple test will yell you. Once you verify it isn't the source water it'll be safe to continue water changes. Where are you getting your water? I agree, overfeeding is the big culprit here but water changes should be making a difference by now. I'd skip feeding for a full two days and only feed 1/5th or less of what you were feeding before. Right now the ammonia is the threat to everybody's health. Many many people only feed every three days so you're NOT going to be harming your fish by doing this. You have to protect them from the ammonia, nitrite and nitrate. That's job one. It starts with testing your new water.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:15 PM   #13
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If ur using tap water rest assure some of that ammonia is coming from there I suggest u use ro water and check if u notice a difference
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:51 PM   #14
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ok ill run an ammonia test on the water, do another water change today, and i havent fed them in 2 days also.

also i noticed one of my rocks has been turning a bright gold? is this algae, i have been leaving the lights on for 10-12 hours a day, i also have new lights coming that are t5h0

im also going to try to raise my salinity from 1.022 to 1.023-1.024 this week. I have been waiting 2 weeks to add a goby but i dont feel safe right now with all my tank fluctuations, goby are not hardy are they? the yellow watchman is the one i want
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:04 PM   #15
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Cud be diatom post a pic
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:09 PM   #16
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one last question, i forgot to mention my ph dropped from 8.4 (NEVER changed once) to around 7.8? what causes ph to drop, sorry this was probably important information i forgot

also, ill take a pic right now brb with a photo
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:13 PM   #17
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i think its obvious which one im talkinmg about, turning brown!

also the bottom rock has sand on top of it, i keep pushing it off but my tiger shrimp keeps throwing it back, is it ok for the rock?
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:19 PM   #18
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How old is ur tank?
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:23 PM   #19
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maybe 2-3 months by now
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:23 PM   #20
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Ok well dats a natural diatom bloom give ur tank time it will go away in time as ur tank matures a lot of us been thru that in our beginnings but keep ur phosphates down and limit ur lights to da lowest amount of light time possible ull be fine and never over feed
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