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post #31 of 72 Old 03-04-2012, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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What's the going price of live rock? Closest place I've found it is about 2 hours away and costs about $6 a pound...
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post #32 of 72 Old 03-04-2012, 02:29 PM
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What's the going price of live rock? Closest place I've found it is about 2 hours away and costs about $6 a pound...
That's a pretty good price. Mine $8 a lb.
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post #33 of 72 Old 03-04-2012, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Anything specific I should look for in live rock? I was thinking small pieces to be stacked in cave formations for the 3 bumblebee gobies (that I got today!). I've acclimated them to the 10 gallon tank w/ my violet goby and they seem to be doing good(SG at around 1.0015 or so). So I plan to acclimate all 4 and add them after my final water change to the 75 gallon. Excitement is starting to build again, after it died during the cycling
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post #34 of 72 Old 03-08-2012, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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My nitrites have peaked at 5ppm+ and will not coome down! What do I do to facilitate the nitrite consuming bacteria's growth?
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post #35 of 72 Old 03-09-2012, 09:59 AM
Patience, Nitrates will grow on their own to eat up the Nitrites.
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post #36 of 72 Old 03-10-2012, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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Nitrates consume nitrites?
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post #37 of 72 Old 03-10-2012, 07:23 AM
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The cycle is Ammonia gets converted to Nitrites which then get converted to Nitrates.

You want to have ammonia and Nitrite at zero and nitrates below 20ppm.

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post #38 of 72 Old 03-10-2012, 10:32 AM
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Nitrates consume nitrites?
Yup. Without the long drawn out chemical explanation.
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post #39 of 72 Old 03-13-2012, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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But there's bacteria that does this, correct? On another note, my acclimation tank is approximately SG 1.002. Can I safely drive the SG to 1.010 to match my cycling tank without any adverse effects? I read somewhere that the beneficial bacteria change/are different at lower salinities than they are higher up on the SG scale.
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post #40 of 72 Old 03-13-2012, 09:49 AM
Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle and cycling. Methods for ammonia, nitrite removal.

You can jump up the salinity to where yoiu need it to be inthe QT. Acclimation or QT tank? If your using it as a Medical tank for Parasites, I'd leave the SG at 1.009, or in a state of Hyposalinity.
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