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Old 10-30-2013, 10:55 PM   #21
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I would put a teaspoon of pure ammonia then test to see what levels i got.Then test again 2-3 days later,with adding the bio spria there should be some sort of bacti base started A small piece of live rock can only help things along
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:30 PM   #22
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You can if you want. The more live rock you have the faster the tank will cycle in my opinion and experience. But on the same note, you can add an ammonia source with only base rock and it will cycle as well. Live rock can introduce nice and not so nice hitchhikers and it will also, if you purchase a piece with coralline on it, bring that into your tank. The purple algae will not grow unless you bring it in somehow. You can also, after cycling, put in snails or other critters that have purple on their shells and that would work also.
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Added a 3 lb live rock. Also added a green Chromis.
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Should I leave my Emperor 400 on to filter the tank?
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:11 PM   #25
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It will help polish the water i'd leave it on IMO there's no such thing as to much filtration
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My Chromis likes to hide behind the lip of the Emperor spout.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:55 AM   #27
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There a shy fish and do better in odd number groups 3-5-7 9
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I have to get him/her some friends. They are incredibly shy. This one is finding more and more places to hide.
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Even a different type of fish will bring it out in the open
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I got two more green Chromis. Helped a bunch!
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