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My first saltwater tank
Old 03-15-2013, 02:07 AM   #171
 
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I've had chemipure in the 29g in my bedroom for a while now. Noticing some changes.
- The "sponge" material isn't going away, though I'm not losing any coraline algae.
- I've found a feather duster worm on the underside of one of my rocks. Pretty cool looking fella.
- It does look like some of coraline algae is growing back,
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:01 PM   #172
 
It will take some time for the spionge to go away. Getting your water readings would be more helpful to you than just seeing the coralline coming back.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:40 PM   #173
 
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My 29g Marineland Living room tank. Cycling finished a few days ago :)
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:51 PM   #174
 
Looking good!
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:58 PM   #175
 
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Thanks! I have about 40lbs of sand for burrowers. My two fire fish created a nice burrow in the back but the Orchid Dottyback took it. So they made a new one up front! You barely ever see any of them!
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:50 PM   #176
 
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It will take some time for the spionge to go away. Getting your water readings would be more helpful to you than just seeing the coralline coming back.
True. I'm going to purchase my own test kit in few days. I used to live right across the street from my LFS so i would walk over there for my tests.

My fiancee went there to check my parameters. Just a bit high on ammonia. Gonna let my CUC do some overtime :)
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:20 AM   #177
 
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I am in love with the 29G - love the what that the rock (coral?) makes it - over hanges, "tunnels" (the one near the bottom, right side)...
Awesome :D
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:26 AM   #178
 
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My fiancee went there to check my parameters. Just a bit high on ammonia. Gonna let my CUC do some overtime :)

If ammonia is high there is still some die-off occuring from the live rock you got last week. You should be fine soon, but when you say a bit high on ammonia, what is the reading? And do you have any other test results handy?
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:12 PM   #179
 
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I am in love with the 29G - love the what that the rock (coral?) makes it - over hanges, "tunnels" (the one near the bottom, right side)...
Awesome :D
That rock is single handily the largest live rock i had ever seen xD. I have a few other rocks that are in "storage" that can make amazing overhangs. I really want to use them too.

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If ammonia is high there is still some die-off occuring from the live rock you got last week. You should be fine soon, but when you say a bit high on ammonia, what is the reading? And do you have any other test results handy?
I didnt get an exact reading, but on friday I should have all readings and parameters. Usually if a reading with them is a "bit" high or a "bit" low it's not to bad. I'm use to getting readings for them and the only time it was ever bad was like a year ago on a freshwater tank.

I just fed once a day every other day since then. Letting the system adjust a bit.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:25 PM   #180
 
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Water tested

Tank 1 (29g in my bedroom)
PH 8.0
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 0

Tank 2 (29g in living room)
PH 7.4
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 0

Tested both twice to make sure I did it all right.
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