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Old 08-30-2010, 10:59 AM   #41
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When you top off your tank to the water level you want to keep it at and the salinity you want it at make a mark on your sump in sharpy at the water line so you always know how much RO water to add back in.

If you still have ammonia then i would hold off adding the clean up crew still. It will probably just kill most of them.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:24 AM   #42
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I don't have a sump so I mark the water level on the tank. The LFS told me not to add any fish or crabs to the tank so I just added more rocks.
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:20 PM   #43
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Well Well...I think my skimmer is "breaking in" the foam is coming in at a slow but acceptable rate. The water in the skimmer is a light shade of green. In addition, I think I have a baby starfish in my tank it is always on the glass.
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:50 PM   #44
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Well, that and a pound of potatos will get you a meal. Just kidding, you will be amazed at the life that you will find in your tank in the coming months.
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:18 AM   #45
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Okay….so here is my game plan since I already fill my tank with water. I will let it continue to run and once the water condition is optimal. I will introduce a few damsels and maybe hermit crabs. Then if all goes well after a month I should be in a much better financial position to buy some:

Live rocks, Powerheads

And then if that work our well introduce a few more fish.
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i bought my powerhead 425 off marinedepot.com for 34 shipped. they have some 750s for 43 shipped check them out there great to buy from.

its a hydro kano nano or some crap like that lol.
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Well after 7 days my tank water is so clear it sometimes look like there is no water inside. I had the LFS check the water quality yesterday and they said everything is good. I am thinking about putting some hermit crabs today to help with the cycle for another week.
and id wait 21 more days man. i started my tank 3 months ago and i went in there a week in to the lfs and the readings were perfect but then i had a spike in all area's so id wait honestly.



how much are you buying your LR for per pound? i still havent bought any and i need to badly.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:19 AM   #46
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how much are you buying your LR for per pound? i still havent bought any and i need to badly.

I pay between $5-$7 per lbs for my LRs that is the cheapest I can get it here in Springfield, MA
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:14 PM   #47
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Today is day 14 of my new FOWLR tank. I haven't bought my much needed test kit yet. However, I went the the LFS and my PH is 8.0, all other chemical level had a 0.0 reading except my ammonia which is at 0.5 I put some hermit crab in the tank today. I will get the ammonia level tested again within the next few days.
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Cycle is not over yet. Ammonia will go down and nitrites will go up followed by Nitrites going down and your nitrates going up. Without a test kit you are missing one of the most informative part of this Hobby. As well as giving you time to pratice taking water readings.
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In addition, I think I have a baby starfish in my tank it is always on the glass.
Do they look like these. They are just Asternia stars. I have many in my tank.

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yes, that is the type of starfish i have on the glass.
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