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Old 01-19-2007, 10:52 AM   #11
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I had "crusty" stuff on the top layer of my sand. I think it is because I didn't rinse it enough (although, I rinsed each bag out at least 6 times). You can break it up.
Did you cycle your tank and then add the uncured rock? If so, the die off from the rock might be causing the ammonia to rise. Keep up with the PWCs and watch your numbers. Just hang in there and we will help!
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:09 PM   #12
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you have got to be kidding me.

Now the butterfly has ich.

I'm really considering abandoning ship and going back to freshwater before i pour another 100-200 bucks in this saltwater setup...

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Are you sure it is ich? My maroon had a few white spots on him, but some was sand and the other was a bubble.
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Are you sure it is ich? My maroon had a few white spots on him, but some was sand and the other was a bubble.
well i'm not sure, but he has white spots in his fins and this weird spot about the size of a quarter on his side...the skin looks real rough and its lighter...i dont know if its a scratch or a disease spot...

I don't know...it seems to me like having a saltwater tank is all about surviving from one crisis to another...
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I don't know...it seems to me like having a saltwater tank is all about surviving from one crisis to another...
Nah, some tanks are more difficult than others, every tank is different. You are just on a learning curve (like me).
Can you get a pic?
What are your water parameters?
Did you add uncured rock after the cycle?
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