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post #21 of 36 Old 01-09-2012, 11:56 PM
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... what is cuc im new to sw
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Snails, crabs, urchins, slugs.
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post #22 of 36 Old 01-11-2012, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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The diatom bloom started so I put in three snails.
1 turbo and 2 turban snails. Salinity is still at 1.024.
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post #23 of 36 Old 01-11-2012, 07:42 PM
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The diatom bloom started so I put in three snails.
1 turbo and 2 turban snails. Salinity is still at 1.024.
Diatoms will go away by themselves. You risk losing the CUC by putting them into a none cycled tank.
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Diatoms will go away by themselves. You risk losing the CUC by putting them into a none cycled tank.
O woops well sorry too late now. Snails have been moving around
and cleaning. We will see how they do. I thought I read somewhere that
they alright to put in a tank as soon as you see the diatoms bloom.
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post #26 of 36 Old 01-13-2012, 12:54 AM
If there is ammonia present, you could lose them. But looks good so far!
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post #27 of 36 Old 01-13-2012, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
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I am going to get a test kit tomorrow. I will hopefully post them tomorrow.
On the third picture, Do you think the red algae is cyano?
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post #28 of 36 Old 01-13-2012, 09:48 AM
Well, looks like it might be your Coralline starting, but. If you can wipe it off with your finger, then its cyano, if you can't then its coraliine.
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post #29 of 36 Old 01-13-2012, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Ok so I got my test kit from the pet store.

ammonia-0.0- not sure about this one the test tube never turned a color it stayed clear?
nitrite-0.0
nitrate-0.0
I don't know if these tests are accurate. I did top off the tank before I tested. Could this have something to do with why my tests all show 0?
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post #30 of 36 Old 01-13-2012, 07:35 PM
Might want to retest. I do believe that Saltwater is heavier than freshwater.
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