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post #31 of 44 Old 09-18-2012, 02:38 PM
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see below!



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post #32 of 44 Old 09-18-2012, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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Never mind you found my other post reefing madness.

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post #33 of 44 Old 10-02-2012, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Well Saturday I got the tank setup. 80lbs of sand 20 of those were live sand, I then got 45 lbs of base rock and 15 lbs of live rock in there. (I know I need more)

Levels as of today are
Ph 8.0
Ammonia 0.25
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 0
Salinity 1.020

Ph needs to be raised a little so does salinity.

The water is not all the way full... I am using instant ocean reef crystals. Should I just add a cup then test, add a cup then test to raise the salinity?
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post #34 of 44 Old 10-02-2012, 06:03 PM
Yup, yiu can do that with nothing in the tank. Its ok. Wouldn't do it later on when there are coral and fish in there though.
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post #35 of 44 Old 10-03-2012, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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What I meant was mix a cup in a gallon of water then add it in. I know the directions say 1/2 cup per gallon but that wouldn't raise the level of the tank.

also I found 2 of these guys growing on my live rock



also found a few feather dusters.
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post #36 of 44 Old 10-03-2012, 02:24 PM
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Looks like Aptasia. I personally prefer Peppermint Shrimp to take care of this nuisance.



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post #37 of 44 Old 10-03-2012, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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I have wanted peppermint shrimp but my tank has not fully cycled yet. Should I wait for the cycle to finish or is it possible that it will over take my tank before the cycle finishes?

I called my LFS and they have 3 for $20 on peppermint shrimp.
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post #38 of 44 Old 10-03-2012, 03:44 PM
Wait til the tank cycles.
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post #39 of 44 Old 10-03-2012, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Wait til the tank cycles.
It won't over take my tank before it's done cycling?
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post #40 of 44 Old 10-03-2012, 06:46 PM
No, you'll be ok, it won't takee over the tank during your cycle.
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