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post #11 of 196 Old 09-26-2009, 03:47 AM Thread Starter
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yes when running it comes down from 30 deg celcius to 28 degree celcius.
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post #12 of 196 Old 09-26-2009, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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yes the temp. is 2 deg less.
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post #13 of 196 Old 09-26-2009, 04:20 PM
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Yeah, for mixing your salt, since you have no livestock, you can mix in tank. But once you start adding things, mix your salt in a separate container, and let it set for like a day. This ensures that the SG level will stabilize at whatever level it does. (maybe all the salt didn't dissolve into the water). So for examples, the SG level rises over the day from what you saw as a good reading, it doesn't hurt any animals and kill things in your tank.

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It is actually a pretty good practice to always have a 5 gallon bucket of water mixed and ready. Just keep a small power head circulating water. When an emergency hits, having that 5 gallons of water ready can save you a lot of heartache!
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post #15 of 196 Old 09-28-2009, 04:05 AM Thread Starter
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27th Sept09
Test results.
Ammonia - 0 ppm.
Nitrite - No kit
Nitrate 10 ppm (yesterday 20 ppm)
ph - 7.8
salinity - 1.022
temp - 31 deg. celcius.

Can i add fish now? I hope Bro the nitrogen cycle is completed. it has has been 3 weeks since i started.

Just a couple of yellow tail damsels to start wth.

Future additions would be :
2 clown fish.
1 bubble/long tentacle anemone.
my LFS has a long tentacle anemone and false percula in his tank(they enjoy a lot together) i think i will buy that comnbination.
1 star fish.
Thats all.

Is this okay for a 30 gallon tank. Plz reply.
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You're ph really should be higher, around 8.3. Pasfur or someone else may be able to help more on this, but I think the low ph is a result from a low calcium level. Anyway that you can get ahold of a Ca test? And try to do a water change and get your nitrates a little lower before you add fish.

Definitely try to get that combo. Would be really beneficial to the fish.

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post #17 of 196 Old 09-28-2009, 06:53 PM
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Quote:
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Can i add fish now? I hope Bro the nitrogen cycle is completed. it has has been 3 weeks since i started.
I almost feel out of my chair. NO you are not ready for more fish!! Your system is not stable yet. Your parameters are all over the place and we have no idea exactly why the pH is doing what it is doing.

The best thing you can do right now is begin monitoring pH, alkalinity, and calcium daily, and otherwise don't even look at that tank. Just let it be for 2 or 3 weeks. The more patience you have right now the better your long term success rate will be.

Look, have you seen my 180 build thread? My feature fish is the Majestic Angelfish. I had that fish in quarantine for over 6 weeks! SIX LONG WEEKS. Just be patient with everything you do in this hobby. When you think you are ready, wait a few more days. When it comes to marine, patience = success.
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post #18 of 196 Old 09-29-2009, 04:45 AM Thread Starter
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Arkamaic reply : I will ask that with Pasfur. thanks for the combo reply.

Pasfur reply: Okay Bro, i will wait but i am just asking for 2 yellow tail damsels right this moment, i dont have any fish right now in my tank(did u forgot) as u have wriiten "more fish". I will try to monitor pH, alkalinity, and calcium.
Plz reply at the earliest.

28th Sept09
Test results
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Nitrate 20 ppm (yesterday 10 ppm)
ph - 7.8
salinity - 1.022 (the Red Sea salt pack says to keep 1.020 in 30 deg. celcius)
temp - 31 deg. celcius.
After the test i replaced 20% water.


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Yes, I forgot that you are fishless. Actually, that is a good thing! If you add the YT Damsels and the environment is a stressful one, then you risk infection and a very long delay. Having no fish at all, I'd work on the pH, alkalintiy, calcium situation first, get it corrected over this week, and shop for fish this weekend.

By the way, your salinity is still to low. I would run 1.023 - 1.024 on FOWLR systems.
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post #20 of 196 Old 09-30-2009, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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29th Sept09
Test results
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Nitrate 20 ppm (yesterday 20 ppm)
ph - 7.8
salinity - 1.022 (the Red Sea salt pack says to keep 1.020 in 30 deg. celcius)
temp - 31 deg. celcius.

Why my nitrates are not coming down from last week? Plz help.


Let them be i will try my luck with 1 damsel or......... :(
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