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Old 03-10-2017, 09:31 PM   #61
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Kh- takes 16 drops to turn yellow!?

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Sounds to me that in 24 hours you'll be wondering what the first fish in your tank is going to be.


Really!? Yay I will check it again after work tmro. If everything is at 0 should I do a water change? I was gonna do one anyway it's been about 3 weeks since I did one and plus the shrimp made the water very cloudy
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Old 03-11-2017, 12:11 PM   #62
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The goal of the water change is to get the nitrates down to 0 once you can't detect any ammonia or nitrite.
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Old 03-11-2017, 12:49 PM   #63
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The goal of the water change is to get the nitrates down to 0 once you can't detect any ammonia or nitrite.


Ok I'll do a 50% once they drop to 0. I will check the levels when I get home from work and update you
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Old 03-11-2017, 01:30 PM   #64
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The goal of the water change is to get the nitrates down to 0 once you can't detect any ammonia or nitrite.


Yikes these r ugly but I think it's doing its thing properly!! Click image for larger version

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Old 03-11-2017, 05:29 PM   #65
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There's the cycle!
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Old 03-11-2017, 05:58 PM   #66
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Yay!! I'll check again tmro if it's still that high, probably this week I will get some clown fish to finish everything. Then seahorses!!!
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I'd do some heavy research into seahorses. They need some pretty specific living conditions and what turns into a species only tank.
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Old 03-12-2017, 09:22 AM   #68
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I'd do some heavy research into seahorses. They need some pretty specific living conditions and what turns into a species only tank.


Yea I have done tons of research. I'm only putting 2 kudas and a pipe fish in there. (I want to put clownfish in there for 3 weeks so I can get the hang of it because I know seahorses are kinda tricky. Once I feel safe enough to put them in there I'm returning the clowns and getting the seahorses)
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Old 03-12-2017, 10:19 AM   #69
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I'd do some heavy research into seahorses. They need some pretty specific living conditions and what turns into a species only tank.


So it looks like everything has gone down except the ammonia....improvement!!!Click image for larger version

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All sounds and looks good. The long wait for the cycle continues.
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All sounds and looks good. The long wait for the cycle continues.


Indeed it does but it all pays off!!
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Old 03-13-2017, 08:10 AM   #72
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Ammonia getting higher, hopefully it will start to lower Click image for larger version

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It will, one way or another it will.
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It will, one way or another it will.


Ok haha, I have a snow day tmro so I will be ok too if it if anything changes
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Old 03-17-2017, 03:27 PM   #75
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It will, one way or another it will.

The tank is so gross hahah is that ok for thag much of a film on the top?

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Turn the light off. You'll only feed algae growth. It looks like there are no powerheads in the system to move the water around. You'll need one of those for CO2 exchange and prevent any film from building up.
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Turn the light off. You'll only feed algae growth. It looks like there are no powerheads in the system to move the water around. You'll need one of those for CO2 exchange and prevent any film from building up.


I added a powerhead, the one I use to mix salt a couple days ago and it has cleared up tremendously. It's wicked strong and not good for the seahorses (it's a 250gph) so I'm looking into getting an 80ghp powerhead for them. I did an ammonia check earlier today and things are looking good!! I'll post a picture of the tank tmro (it's dark out atm and the lights are off) Click image for larger version

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Turn the light off. You'll only feed algae growth. It looks like there are no powerheads in the system to move the water around. You'll need one of those for CO2 exchange and prevent any film from building up.
Come home from school to some very exciting news!!! Gonna do a 50% water change to get all the algae and slime off the rocks and reduce the nitrates!! Yay so happy!!

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Turn the light off. You'll only feed algae growth. It looks like there are no powerheads in the system to move the water around. You'll need one of those for CO2 exchange and prevent any film from building up.
Did a 50% water change, what does this look like? Does it look ok to put fish in?


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