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post #31 of 81 Old 01-05-2013, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Ive turned off the sump for now but still have great circulation in the tank. Starting to notice a little bit of light green growth. pix later.

Got my test kit in today.
High range PH 8.0
Ammonia 0 ppm
Nitrite 0 ppm
Nitrate 10-20 ppm
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post #32 of 81 Old 01-05-2013, 09:10 PM
Bingo. Numbers are good, PH lil low.
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post #33 of 81 Old 01-07-2013, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Pump mod

I decorated my big ugly pump with live sand. Maybe something will grow on it. Also got 20 more pounds of Live "Fiji" Rock. The petstore said ill have a spike in Ammonia but after that im ready for inverts and fish

Is there a natural way to bring PH up or just the chemicals I can buy?
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post #34 of 81 Old 01-07-2013, 06:18 PM
You can raise your PH by putting in Baking Soda, but watch your dKH when doing this, they go hand in hand. Or just airate your tank better.

Looking good!!
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post #35 of 81 Old 01-08-2013, 12:50 AM
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Wow, like the pump!
Like how this is going!
Good job!

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post #36 of 81 Old 01-08-2013, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Guys :)

Woke up today and found a hitchhiker. This is Aptasia right? Though you guys might enjoy this video I found
Peppermint shrimp seem like the coolest way to get rid of this stuff.
Also, some clear pix of the new LR. Think I should leave some sand area?
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post #37 of 81 Old 01-08-2013, 12:20 PM
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I'd get a turkey baster and blow the sand off the rock as best you can.
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post #38 of 81 Old 01-08-2013, 12:38 PM
Yup, that's Aiptasia. Peppermint Shrimp is the natural way to go.
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post #39 of 81 Old 01-11-2013, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Any idea what this slime is?
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post #40 of 81 Old 01-11-2013, 03:06 PM
Slime? I see a Strawberry or Ball Anemone.
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