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Old 01-20-2010, 01:21 AM   #111
 
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My Tank Near Window (Does it have light issues?):
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:31 AM   #112
 
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My Fishes & Shrimps
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:45 AM   #113
 
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How are my pictures? My tank is just beside the window?

Lots of Green Hair Algae though...plz help?

Here are the results :

Water Replaced 15 % after 17 days. Test done after replacement of water.
1. Salinity : 1.023
2.Nitrates : 15 ppm. (My Protein Skimmer was not working. My Airstone leaked so replaced it after 3days.)
3. Ph : 7.9 with Tetra Test Kit & 8.3 with Sera Test Kit (Newly Purchased). ?????? why so much difference which one should i use next time ??
4. Alkalinity : 9 dkh
5. Calcium : 420 ppm.

Should i run again activated carbon ?

One of my shrimp has molted yestereday at night I took out the skin and kept it outside the window.

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Old 01-21-2010, 02:28 AM   #114
 
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My Glass Shrimp has molted covered mucus today.
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:30 AM   #115
 
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Here are some more pics enjoy .....
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:31 PM   #116
 
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Okay i understood. But i am not overfeeding. The food i give are consumed by the fishes.

What about surface skimming, its powdery and oily.? My top filter does the job but for that i need to use floss which is to be washed daily?
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Nice pics. You've actually done a nice job with this. By that I mean that you have recognized the limits and constraints of your system and purchased appropriate livestock that has a good chance of thriving long term. Very nice.

On your comment above. This is a closed system. Food that is consumed becomes fish waste. This waste is either broken down, or removed directly from the water by the protein skimmer. Your skimmer is very inadequate, due to the quality of your air pump, or due to the age of the wooden air stone. You need to replace the air stone monthly at minimum, and ensure that the air pump is powerful enough to fill the entire skimmer chamber with micro bubbles.

Regardless, if you continue to keep the tank lightly stocked and continue to do routine water changes, you should have a healthy tank. Adding some hermits to help control the green algae would help.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:04 AM   #117
 
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Thanks Pasfur, I am so glad u liked it. Okay i will change the airstone every 45 days. How will i know that the air pump is powerful? is thr any way to check its capacity?

Ph : 7.9 with Tetra Test Kit & 8.3 with Sera Test Kit (Newly Purchased). ?????? why so much difference which one should i use next time ??

Will shoot more pics with digital camera (Higher Resolution Pics) very soon.

What are the other fishes i can add ? I was thinking of 1 True percula, what else?
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:36 AM   #118
 
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What are the other fishes i can add ? I was thinking of 1 True percula, what else?
I would stay with the false percula since that is what you already have. A True Perc will probably be aggressive towards the Flase Perc you already have.

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Ph : 7.9 with Tetra Test Kit & 8.3 with Sera Test Kit (Newly Purchased). ?????? why so much difference which one should i use next time ??
The Sera seems more on point, but you should get your water tested by an outside source, or third brand of kit, and see which reading takes two of the three.
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Old 01-23-2010, 03:18 AM   #119
 
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Thanks. I will use Sera and okay i stay with 1 False Percula. What abt. Bicolor Blenny(Hair Algae Eater), Purple Flame Goby, as well as Pseudochromis or Royal Gramma? Any two of them. Suggestion plz.

My current Air Pump is 2.5 ltr. (i.e. 6.6 lbs) per minute for my Protein Skimmer. Do i need more? My Protein Skimmer box says it is recommended for 80 Gallons? No it didnt came with an air pump. I bought it seperately.

Plz reply today as i will go to fish market tmrw i.e. Sunday to buy air stone. They only sell on Sunday.

One more thing my Glass Anemone Shrimp molted 3 days back but its not showing up anywhere. Is it hiding or is it dead. the skunk cleaner were carrying the mucus covered skin, i just cannot confirm wheter it the shrimp or it was skin. How long do they take to come out ? I checked Ammonia today morning it was almost 0.0 ppm.

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Old 01-24-2010, 07:42 AM   #120
 
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plz reply the above queries. pasfur, wake49 or anybody.

I am getting Sera Saltmix here, does anybody uses it.

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