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Old 01-02-2013, 12:27 AM   #231
 
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OH! And what are these things on my glass? Are they snail eggs? The batch on the right has been there for a few days and the left batch has just appeared this morning. Can I leave them for clown fish treats?

Sorry for the poor photo, no matter what I use to clean the front glass there is always streaks

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Old 01-02-2013, 11:22 AM   #232
 
WOW, thats a bunch. Yea, looks like eggs. Sure, you can leave em for the Clowns, I'd leave em anyways, survival of the fitest would weed em out anyways.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:39 AM   #233
 
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Bleh.......well I guess I started a cycle. Ammonia is just visable, nitrites are around 1ppm and nitrates got are 10-20. Should i keep doing water changes frequently or just wait until sunday and let the bacteria grow back.

Strange to me that it did not appear till almost a week after dosing all the rocks and after 3-4 water changes. Or is it not a cycle and possibly something else?

CUC......or whats left of it, two margarita, two tongan nassarius and one blue legged hermit.........all seem OK.

edit - also seeing diatoms again

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Old 01-03-2013, 11:04 AM   #234
 
Oh boy, back to the beginning. Wait a few days, lets see what the numbers do for ya. If it is a cycle, I'd only do weekly water changes, letting the bacteria build.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:03 AM   #235
 
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:09 PM   #236
 
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Skimmer question.

I have like 0 bioload and my skimmer is not producing anything the past few days. Shouldnt i be getting the same amount of foam reguardless of bioload, just since i have no stock it should be pretty clean?
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:17 PM   #237
 
No, not really. Sometimes it will produce, sometimes it won't. Once you get a load in there that will change the game up alittle for it.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:00 PM   #238
 
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OK good. Cause when I added the first CUC, and started killing the bryopsis the skimmer was going good. Now it very little.

So i guess Im getting there again. This is where Im at


Salinity 1.025
pH 8.0
Ammonia - 0
Nitrite - 0
Nitrates -5
Mg - 1480
Ca - 370
Alk - 7 dhk

For Refrence, here are my parameters from 11-22 when my first cycle completed

Mg - 1280
Ca - 430
Alk- 7.8 dhk

Looks like my CA, pH and Alk are a little low so what exatly am I to do. Do i need to sup Ca and add a buffer for pH?
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:05 PM   #239
 
Add CA and throw in some Baking Soda for the Alk and PH.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:24 PM   #240
 
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Sounds like a plan. Ill give it another day or so and if all looks good im finally gonna move the clowns over.
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