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post #11 of 18 Old 03-29-2008, 10:15 PM
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if ammonia and trite are zero consistently then its cycled

29g semi-reef 20g sump

2 chromis, 1 ywg, 1 peppermint shrimp, feather duster (species?)
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post #12 of 18 Old 03-29-2008, 10:21 PM
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if ammonia and trite are zero consistently then its cycled
But, your 'trates have to be a certain level depending on what system you are running. FO and FOWLR can be around 20ppm, but lower is better, and reef should be under 2. Some corals can take 'trates up to 5-10, but that is highly not reccomended.
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post #13 of 18 Old 03-30-2008, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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ph - 8.4
ammonia - .25
nitrite - 0
nitrate - 5

also if i need to add a little water to tank b/c of evaporation, just add fresh right? i dont need salt
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post #14 of 18 Old 03-30-2008, 09:34 PM
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yeah fresh water only for top offs. the salt stays in the system as the water evaporates

29g semi-reef 20g sump

2 chromis, 1 ywg, 1 peppermint shrimp, feather duster (species?)
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post #15 of 18 Old 04-01-2008, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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ph 8.4
ammonia 0
nitrite 0
nitrate 5
calcium 360
hardness lost count during test :)
phosphate 0
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post #16 of 18 Old 04-07-2008, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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well
i added 2 clown fish 6 snales
tank readings ph-8.4 ammonia-0 nitrite-0 nitrate-5 calcium 340 carb hardness-14 phosphate-0

what other fish should i look to add down the road.
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post #17 of 18 Old 04-07-2008, 12:18 PM
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what size is your tank?

29g semi-reef 20g sump

2 chromis, 1 ywg, 1 peppermint shrimp, feather duster (species?)
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post #18 of 18 Old 04-07-2008, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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37 it will become reef to
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