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Old 05-14-2015, 08:12 PM   #301
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Ocellaris clownfish are NOT picky eaters at all.
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Old 05-16-2015, 06:53 PM   #302
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Well I didn't think I would find myself asking this but I'm not surprised either...

Is it common to have salt crystallize on the bottom outside rim/glass of your tank? Mines been doing this past few days and I've just been wiping it off.


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Old 05-16-2015, 07:35 PM   #303
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Yep, it's called salt crepe it happened to my 55 all the time.


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Old 05-16-2015, 08:39 PM   #304
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Well I didn't think I would find myself asking this but I'm not surprised either...

Is it common to have salt crystallize on the bottom outside rim/glass of your tank? Mines been doing this past few days and I've just been wiping it off.


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Yeah, it'll gather on pretty much everything surrounding the tank.

I just wipe it off as well.

It'll do no harm knocking it back into the tank, just ensure it doesn't touch anything sensitive.


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Old 05-16-2015, 09:15 PM   #305
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Yeah I worried about it getting on my stand and equipment.


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Old 05-17-2015, 11:00 AM   #306
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Well I didn't think I would find myself asking this but I'm not surprised either...

Is it common to have salt crystallize on the bottom outside rim/glass of your tank? Mines been doing this past few days and I've just been wiping it off.


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As long as it's not actually coming out through the bottom trim piece it's nothing to worry about. It's probably from dripping water down the side of the tank. Just remember that the salt is corrosive and will rust anything in its path that is metal. Keep out clean and the salt creep won't give you any problems except for having to wipe out of sometimes more than others.
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Old 05-17-2015, 12:01 PM   #307
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As long as it's not actually coming out through the bottom trim piece it's nothing to worry about. It's probably from dripping water down the side of the tank. Just remember that the salt is corrosive and will rust anything in its path that is metal. Keep out clean and the salt creep won't give you any problems except for having to wipe out of sometimes more than others.

Okay thanks. The stand is wooden so not much worry there. I check it like every day now because I'm scared my tank is going to deteriorate lol


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Old 05-30-2015, 09:32 PM   #308
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Well I got back from a sunny vacation and checked my levels. IM VERY CONFUSED!

I put 3 whole shrimp it to make sure I had ammonia in it before I left a week ago. I come back today and no shrimp left.

Readings:

Ammonia: 0.50ppm

Nitrite: 0ppm

Nitrate: 0ppm??? WHAT??

I'm so confused on how my nitrates went to nothing while I was gone yet still have ammonia...


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Old 05-30-2015, 11:29 PM   #309
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Also I added another shrimp to keep the BB fed.


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Old 05-30-2015, 11:49 PM   #310
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The API nitrate test can sometimes be tricky. A simple mistake can easily lead to a wrong test. I'd assume that or algae growth simply absorbing the nitrates if they simply aren't that high yet.
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Sorry about the shrimp. I had the same thing happen to a peppermint shrimp.
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:54 AM   #312
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Thanks Hank i shook it pretty well but I'm going to try a retest here in a bit


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Did a retest on the tank.

Ammonia: 0.25-0.50ppm can't tell the difference.

Nitrite: looks like 0ppm but not light blue yet also not as dark as 0.25ppm

Nitrate: looks like 5-10ppm I shook the stuffing out of it this time.

It looks like I'm cycled since my nitrite dropped off and have nitrates. The ammonia I'm assuming is from the shrimp I added last night to feed the BB.


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Old 05-31-2015, 07:07 PM   #314
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Did a 50% PWC and all parameters clear.

I got the scarlet hermit and a snowflake ocellaris. IM SO EXCITED!!! They are currently drop acclimating.

Pics soon


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Can't wait to see some pictures! I'm suddenly finding myself reading through this thread in much more detail now that someone handed me a half-complete 10 gallon reef tank
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I better see a thread so I can follow it!


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Well when we start getting things together we will. I still need to get an RO system and some live rock to seed the rock and sand it came with. Plus salt mix and the animals. We're probably going to wait until my fiance and I get married and move in together in the next few months, since we've got enough fish tanks we're gonna have to move as it is (5 between the two of us!).

The good news is I have 3 simultaneous multifasciatus spawns so by the time we've moved and I can start setting up the tank, I should have enough multis to trade in towards some awesome saltwater stuff.
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Sweet! Hope it all works out


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Well when we start getting things together we will. I still need to get an RO system and some live rock to seed the rock and sand it came with. Plus salt mix and the animals. We're probably going to wait until my fiance and I get married and move in together in the next few months, since we've got enough fish tanks we're gonna have to move as it is (5 between the two of us!).

The good news is I have 3 simultaneous multifasciatus spawns so by the time we've moved and I can start setting up the tank, I should have enough multis to trade in towards some awesome saltwater stuff.

Once I get another tank setup I would love to buy some of the multis from you.


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Old 06-01-2015, 07:10 AM   #320
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Clown loves exploring the tank so it's hard to get a clear picture of him.

First the hermit, he has nestled himself on top of the live rock pile and seems to be satisfied there.
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I have some videos but YouTube is being a dinkleberry yesterday and this morning.


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