11-06-2009, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Pasfur
Don't waste your money on a phosphate test kit. You don't need it.
I usually test my source water every month with a TDS meter and Phosphate Kit. Since he mentioned algae I figured his best action was to look at his source water. What could this algae be attributed to? Just trying to nip it in the bud before it gets out of control.
Originally Posted by zaitmi
I will start my my QT Tank from tmrw addin a shrimp which is lying on fridge freezer since a couple of weeks in the saltwater Q.tank - salinity 1.023. then after checking ammonia first 3 to 4 days then i will go for nitrate test.
Then after 10 days i will add fish in the QT. A couple of ocellaris (true percula in the tank). Those fishes are already in Quarantine Tank with my LFS from last week and he has promised me that he wont sell it to me until he finds the fishes are safe i.e. he will be selling me on the 14th November of this month as on 15th i will be leaving the city for some work and coming back on 24th November. But i have to buy those fishes on 14th otherwise they might get sold. Its so difficult to get saltwater fishes in Kolkata, India. In the meantime my younger sister will be taking care of both the tanks (QT and Display one).
Buying fishes on 14th i have to speed up my cycle for which i am using shrimp. but what else to increase the nitrogen cycle. Help reqd.
Zai, stop trying to rush this proccess. Fish come and go. Put a deposit on the fish at the LFS and leave them there. He has the saltwater experience to keep these guys alive for two weeks. There is an old saying in this hobby, "Only bad things happen fast.
" This two weeks you are gone will be a perfect time for the Q tank to cycle, and the display to start healing from the recent ich outbreak.
Your tank is a mini-enviroment. It takes time for it to mature. Our oceans took millions of years to mature. Give it time. I promise if you are patient that good things will come.