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Old 03-29-2011, 04:49 AM   #21
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If your interested I have attached some further pics of the tank, Im two weeks in and have added some more live rock. Amm is at .25 and should be rising, tell ne what you think!
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:50 PM   #22
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It now looks like I have my first hitchhiker! You can hardly see it but it's there!
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:13 PM   #23
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I guess you do! LOL
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:41 PM   #24
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Amm and Nitrite levels are at 0. I have not really seen a spike yet - how long does it normally take?
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:34 AM   #25
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It depends on the tank. Sometimes it's just a couple weeks, and it can be over a month. It's best to give it a lot of time and not rush it. You don't want to have animals in your tank and then have a spike because it wasn't properly cycled.
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:38 PM   #26
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Amateur aqua blog (with questions) part something. there seems to be loads of small White lice in the tank, what are these and will they assist in the cycle? Amm is at .25 debit maybe the spike I'm looking for. I have also attached a picture of what I think is a polyp?
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:10 PM   #27
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They are most likely copiopods and they are good. Your fish will love them once you get some.
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:07 AM   #28
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Thanks smutty, I googled what you said and it does look like them. I think the organism in the picture is a Aiptasia anemone, are these a bad news hitchhiker as there seems to be a few of them?
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Sorry, **** predictive text, should have been smitty!!!!
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:34 AM   #30
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apitasia are bad hitch hikers. Don't try to pull them out as this will make them spread really fast.If you can remove the rock from the AQ I have read good results with just using a lighter to burn them off. Otherwise you need something like "Kalk"paste or a product called "Aiptasia X.
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