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Old 08-15-2013, 03:41 PM   #71
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Looks great man!! Can't wait to see coral in there!
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:58 PM   #72
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Be careful if that ammonia spikes with that shrimp! He'll most likely die way quicker than the clowns. I'd be doing water changes frequently and don't add anything else for a while test every day as well. You tank is not cycled yet so there's a chance anything you add won't make it through the cycle. Good luck though.
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:10 PM   #73
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Looks great man!! Can't wait to see coral in there!
thanks alot bud, i cant wait either but i will for at least 6 months, let my tank mature then BAM im gonna go nuts lol

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Be careful if that ammonia spikes with that shrimp! He'll most likely die way quicker than the clowns. I'd be doing water changes frequently and don't add anything else for a while test every day as well. You tank is not cycled yet so there's a chance anything you add won't make it through the cycle. Good luck though.
thanks faye, ive been monitoring my tanks parameters daily at 7o'clock after the lights been on for 1hr every evening and my nitrates are hovering around 0-5ppm
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As long as you're monitoring and doing water changes if needed you could be ok. In my first tank I cycled with cured live rock and a scooter blenny. That's how clueless I was. Over a year later my blenny has doubled in size and he's been through two 3-4 day power outages (hurricane sandy and the large snowstorm the week after). Anything is possible! I'm more worried about your shrimp though. But again mine went through the same two outages and he's still kickin!
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As long as you're monitoring and doing water changes if needed you could be ok. In my first tank I cycled with cured live rock and a scooter blenny. That's how clueless I was. Over a year later my blenny has doubled in size and he's been through two 3-4 day power outages (hurricane sandy and the large snowstorm the week after). Anything is possible! I'm more worried about your shrimp though. But again mine went through the same two outages and he's still kickin!
im getting some evaporation so ill be doing a water change soon, maybe saturday, im not sure ill keep an eye on my parameters though. i really want him to live, ive done worse and it turned out ok so i have high hopes for these guys, that reminds me thuogh i have to get my saltwater prep stuff ready i have an emergency kit for my freshwater tanks but i need a sw one, thanks again!

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Make sure you're topping off with fresh though. A large swing in salinity will def kill that shrimp. Keep us posted on how it goes!
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well aparently i was 1-1/2 gallons low and im trying to monitor what my evaporation is per week, im going to be leaving the light on from 5:30pm-11:30pm daily, im running a dual t5ho fixture and its keeping my water at about 79* and all my stock looks really happy and healthy.
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I would top off more often than once a week. I top off manually everyday.
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I would top off more often than once a week. I top off manually everyday.
hey tim how much will the salinity flux with 1-2 gallon loss?
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hey tim how much will the salinity flux with 1-2 gallon loss?
Tough to say really. It's something you just have to test. Once you get the 40-50 lbs of live rock you'll need in your tank. You're likely only housing 25-28 gallons of water so losing 1-2 gallons then would be a big deal. Might not kill anything but just causes unnecessary stress on your fish and inverts. But it this way when I got a refractometer it showed 1.031 where my hydrometer was giving me 1.025. I added about 8-9 gallons of fresh water and it pulled it down to 1.026 in a 210 gallon tank. So imagine the drastic changes it would make in your tank. I've never had a tank smaller than 55 so I honestly wouldn't be able to give you a scientific answer.
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