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Old 06-10-2013, 09:36 PM   #11
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I dunno. I never saw a nitrite spike for some reason. Could I have missed it?
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:54 PM   #12
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Two weeks in my opinion is not gunna be cycled did you check the ammonia level
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:57 PM   #13
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If its not cycled any invert you put in the tank will likely die.... Tell me your tank size and exactly how you set it up ..as in did u set it up add sand water and fish in one day ? Or did you set it up add some sort of ammonia source and cycle the tank?
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I DID NOT PUT SAND, WATER, AND FISH ALLL IN ONE FREAKING DAY, NO SIREE BOB. I am insulted. Lol. I read a whole book on saltwater tanks and various Internet articles. I bought salt and live sand. I mixed it with tap water. I know. I shouldn't have, but I am not buying forty gallons of mountain spring water imported from who knows where. Besides, I don't even know where I could even buy that. I put in two bags of live sand, then some stuff to help the tank become less cloudy. I bought some live rock. I bought more. I got a shrimp and snails. The shrimp died in three hours. I found aiptasia. I bought Joe's Juice. I got rid of the aiptasia rock. I bought more live rock. Throughout all of this, I used my API test kit to test the water.
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It's forty gallons, btw.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:24 PM   #16
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Ok the tank is not cycled and the tap water you used can contain heavy metals and chlorine which both kill fish and inverts that's why in salt water you need a rodi filter or atleast use some prime to clear out any chlorine...you need to cycle your tank or you will keep loosing live stock and get some prime to make sure there is no chlorine..btw was not insulting you I'm trying to help you and that type of info is what I need...so the tank not being cycled and the possibly the tap water is killing your live stock
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:35 PM   #17
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Why are my snails surviving? Also, what's a rodi filter?
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I want to add some point to speed up the process. I used Bio-digest and it is worked!!

I cycled my tank very quickly. Within 3 weeks. But Nitrate still around 40-50 ppm. (My skunk, banded purple head also died)

But week 4, i did 25% water changed, it became 25ppm and now it had been 0ppm until now. I tried to put Bio-digest every 2 weeks when I do water change. In the 3rd week, you could use 1 vial if Bio-tim, but I did not because I use bio-pellet.

My tank is 120 gallon.
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A reverse osmosis and deionizer filter to clean tap water of the impuritys...
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:24 AM   #20
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Where would you get such a filter? Hmm...*Strokes chin*
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