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Old 03-14-2015, 04:23 PM   #41
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Thanks so much for the math. My only concern though is with the nem and two hermits that are already in the tank. Should I attempt it with ammonia that high?
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Old 03-14-2015, 04:39 PM   #42
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I know nothing about saltwater but does a ten gallon need a sump


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Old 03-14-2015, 04:49 PM   #43
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Not really. I'm sure you COULD do one. But a tank that size would be just fine with an HOB.


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Old 03-14-2015, 06:24 PM   #44
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Old 03-14-2015, 06:25 PM   #45
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Hang on back filter. If that's what your asking.
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Old 03-14-2015, 06:26 PM   #46
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Old 03-15-2015, 10:07 PM   #47
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Well it's been five days since I was last able to do a water test. Today I got 0 0 and 10-20 for the nitrates. I think my cycle must be wrapping up soon b/c of the cured rock. I plan on adding 5-6 pounds of addition cured live rock on Saturday. Will this screw up my cycle? Also would adding a clean up crew at the same time work out?
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Old 03-18-2015, 09:27 PM   #48
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Well buying lr at this not so local fish store isn't gonna work out anytime soon. I'm looking at getting the nano live rock of 12 lbs from saltwaterfish.com. Has anyone ordered from here before? I love the price for the amount. They seem like a good site at least for rock.
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:22 PM   #49
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All the rock in my 55 and more that is currently not being used is from them. Really good stuff.
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:34 PM   #50
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Did your rock come with many hitchhikers?
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Not really. Only thing I ever noticed besides dead algae I needed to scrub off was an elephant slug.
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Old 03-21-2015, 12:15 PM   #52
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Well I ordered the rock from saltwaterfish.com a couple nights ago. But of course today I have the opportunity to get some more rock. I may see what they have and cancel my order. Do you guys think it would be too early for a clean up crew with new rock coming in? My cycle should be over and I will test it right after this.
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Old 03-21-2015, 02:53 PM   #53
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Right now I'm at zero an 10 for nitrates. The rock at the store sucked pretty bad so I'm keeping what I ordered. Gonna wait until after the new rock re cures after shipping to add a cuc.
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Old 03-28-2015, 07:44 PM   #54
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My lr came early today. The stuff is great. It came in at exactly 12 pounds and there is a little too much. Any ideas on what to do with the excess?
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Toss it in the sump. Toss it in storage.
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Old 03-29-2015, 01:26 PM   #56
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If I let the extra dry out, will it essentially just become dead base rock?
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Old 03-29-2015, 07:40 PM   #58
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Alright so I'm working on getting my CUC put together. I think I will go with this:
2 Nassarius snails
2 Astraea snails
2 Cerith snails
2 Scarlet Hermits
2 Blue Legged Hermits (already have)
And probably a porcelain crab later on.
So let me know what you guys think.
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I personally would'nt trust the hermits around that many snails in the long run. Unless they are well fed and have plenty of shells to choose from
...... they might attack your snails, which are usually worth more than the hermits. Then again there are the exceptions, but crabs in general are trouble makers.

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Old 04-01-2015, 11:16 PM   #60
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I personally would'nt trust the hermits around that many snails in the long run. Unless they are well fed and have plenty of shells to choose from
...... they might attack your snails, which are usually worth more than the hermits. Then again there are the exceptions, but crabs in general are trouble makers.

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Ya I have heard that but I'm willing to take the risk. I do plan on getting some extra shells.
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