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    It has been 4 months since I lasted posted an...

    It has been 4 months since I lasted posted an update on the tank. The tank is doing great, the growth on some of the corals is amazing. Here is some pictures!

    Full tank shot.
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    i found a aiptasia growing on my one of my rocks...

    i found a aiptasia growing on my one of my rocks and i was wondering what you guys thought about using lemon juice injection to get rid of it. and if so where can i buy a syringe??
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    sorry for keeping everyone waiting so long! ive...

    sorry for keeping everyone waiting so long! ive been super busy at work and school. here they are!

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    sorry guys, i looked for my camera two days ago...

    sorry guys, i looked for my camera two days ago and couldn't find it, and i saw my girlfriend yesterday and she said she had it. we took the pictures yesterday, when i get home this morning i will...
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    It's been a while since i updated.. 6 weeks! a...

    It's been a while since i updated.. 6 weeks! a lot has changed. i moved everything from my nano tank over and took apart the nano tank. in my new 50g i have:

    1 purple dottyback
    1 goldstripe...
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    So for an update, 2 days ago i added a diamond...

    So for an update, 2 days ago i added a diamond watchmen goby. he seems really happy. he made a burrow under the live rock and is out cleaning my sand all day long. i also moved a couple pieces of...
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    Added 5 nassarius snails today. my nitrates...

    Added 5 nassarius snails today.

    my nitrates are still a little high.. working on getting those down. thats all that has changed in the past couple weeks
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    well, since algae starting growing i went to the...

    well, since algae starting growing i went to the LFS and bought 3 more astrea snails, making my total 8. and i bouth 3 more hermit crabs making my total 5.

    while i was at the LFS they had just got...
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    ugggg, starting to get algae blooms, how big of a...

    ugggg, starting to get algae blooms, how big of a CUC should i get. so far all i have is 5 snails and 2 hermits
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    so about 2 weeks ago i added 2 hermits and 5...

    so about 2 weeks ago i added 2 hermits and 5 astrea snails. i tested the water everyday and all my parameters stayed pretty good. nitrite stayed 0 and ammonia stayed at 0 so i felt pretty safe adding...
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    thanks Carmiejo. the tank is actually a 50g tank....

    thanks Carmiejo. the tank is actually a 50g tank. the info you just posted will really help me out a lot.
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    Can i add a fish right now? like a watchmen...

    Can i add a fish right now? like a watchmen gobie. i was thinking 3-4 snails, and 3-4 hermit crabs for right now as well.
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    i believe the tank cycle is almost done, ammonia...

    i believe the tank cycle is almost done, ammonia 0ppm, nitrite 0ppm, and nitrate 25ppm. is it time to add the CUC.
    i cycled the tank with the lights off, and i barely see any algae growing in the...
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    not much has changed since i set up the tank...

    not much has changed since i set up the tank thats why i havn't posted any pictures. i will post some in a few days.
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    i removed the shrimp a week ago because the...

    i removed the shrimp a week ago because the ammoina was at .50ppm. ok, so i guess i just need to be patient.

    im so excited, today my aquatic life 250w fixture with 2 36w florescent lights arrived...
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    my ammonia and nitrite levels have stayed the...

    my ammonia and nitrite levels have stayed the same for about 10 days now.

    ammonia is .50ppm
    nitrite is 0.25ppm

    i haven't seen any change and the tank has been cycling for 2 weeks now. i was...
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    hmmm i have another question. during the tank...

    hmmm i have another question. during the tank cycle, am i suppose to be adding phytoplankton, or should i wait and just target feed after i start moving corals to the tank. the coral food i am using...
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    the white line across the top of the tank is...

    the white line across the top of the tank is because i messed up one day mixing my salt, the ph got screwed up some how so the water level was dropped for about a day.

    anyways, the new tank seems...
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    I actually have been reading this forums since i...

    I actually have been reading this forums since i set up my reef tank, and i have only posted about problems that i have. i have always gotten lots of helpful information on this forum. so thanks...
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    i don't know about the "bubble gum" it just grows...

    i don't know about the "bubble gum" it just grows there. is there something wrong with it??
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    Pictures of the nano, been up for 2 years. ...

    Pictures of the nano, been up for 2 years.

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    here is a picture of the 50g im setting up....

    here is a picture of the 50g im setting up.
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    picture of the nano tank will come soon.
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    i was just wondering, if i move the 50LB of live...

    i was just wondering, if i move the 50LB of live rock from my old nano to my new tank after the new tanks cycle is complete, is this going to cause the tank to cycle again? the live rock in my nano...
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    Thanks for the reply Mostly Rock. i had another...

    Thanks for the reply Mostly Rock. i had another question, since i plan on moving everything from my nano tank to my new reef tank once its set up, is the tank going to cycle again if i add more live...
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    Thanks CarmieJo, right now i have 70lb of base...

    Thanks CarmieJo, right now i have 70lb of base rock and 10lb of live rock, once the Ammonia level starts rising i'll remove the shrimp, its nice to have someone that has cycled help me with this....
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    Carmiejoe, at what level of ammonia should i...

    Carmiejoe, at what level of ammonia should i remove the shrimp from the tank, and will the tank cycle on its own with only 10 lbs of live rock? also, my lighting right now is a 150w metal halide, i...
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    the sand bed is 2 inches deep. so.. has anyone...

    the sand bed is 2 inches deep. so.. has anyone used a frozen shrimp to boost ammonia levels in the tank so that the cycle will start? i have been reading on other forums and it seems that if i use...
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    thanks for the reply. it is actually base rock...

    thanks for the reply. it is actually base rock that i put in the tank, but i didn't know what the name of it was until i did a little research yesterday, i added 50lb of base rock and 10 lb of live...
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    setting up new tank

    I have had a 24 gallon aquapod nano reef running for about 2 years now and its been really fun. i have been wanting to upgrade for a while and when i was in my lfs they had a 50g tank and stand on...
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    i just want to confirm something. will the...

    i just want to confirm something. will the nitrates go back down on their own or do i need to do weekly water changes of 5g until they are back to 0?

    also, yes it would be interesting to see if...
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    alright, i'll try that out. i'll back it down to...

    alright, i'll try that out. i'll back it down to 4 hours.
    good analogy!
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    well the thing about backing off on the lighting...

    well the thing about backing off on the lighting is that i have 2 layers of screens over the top of my tank. i started with 4 layers a week ago and have removed 2 layers so far. is this still to much...
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    i had the lights on for 8 hours and reduced it to...

    i had the lights on for 8 hours and reduced it to 5 when i got the new light.
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    25-30 lbs of LR, sandbed is about 2.5 inches...

    25-30 lbs of LR, sandbed is about 2.5 inches thick.

    1 clown
    1 purple striple psudochromi
    1 bicolored blenny
    3 turbo snails
    2 margarita snails
    2 blue legged hermits
    1 coral banded shrimp
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    i know one more thing that has changed. i was...

    i know one more thing that has changed. i was using a marine land canister filter for about 6 months, and then i stumbled upon a forum about how cansiter filters were bad for the tank because they...
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    also, all livestock is accounted for! dang, wtf...

    also, all livestock is accounted for! dang, wtf is going on.

    one more thing that could be a problem is that since i got a new light i put screening over the top of my tank. some of that screening...
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    its not my water source. i bought a gallon and...

    its not my water source. i bought a gallon and tested it before i put salt in it, then tested it after i put salt and test still came out 0 for nitrates
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    im going to test the RODI water i have been...

    im going to test the RODI water i have been using.

    i went to the lfs and got the water tested. they had the same results, but worse almost 20 ppm now.

    something i dont understand, is that my...
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    my ammonia appears to be 0 i do not have a...

    my ammonia appears to be 0
    i do not have a nitrite test kit.
    and i would assume that my water source is good because it is glacier spring rodi water from the grocery store.
    could my test kit just...
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    please help quick!!!

    i have a 24 gallon aquapod that has been running for almost 2 years.
    i recently upgraded my light from the stock light 64w to a 150w mh 10000k light.
    my NITRATES are spiking!!! its almost as if...
  41. Thread: zoo plankton

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    plankton

    i have had it for about 5 months, the smell has changed since it was new.

    I was also wondering if you guys might recommend a different product to give my mushrooms, xenia, and torch coral. what...
  42. Thread: zoo plankton

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    zoo plankton

    im using brightwell aquatics zooplanktos-s for my tank. im wondering how it should smell. mine kind of smells bad and i wanted to know if it has gone bad.
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    I have a 24g aquapod.. i was planning getting a...

    I have a 24g aquapod.. i was planning getting a smaller clam to start with.
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    yes

    yes, this helps a lot!!
    thanks.

    i have been doing a lot of research on clams, and i think im ready to buy one.

    water parameters are
    ph 8.2
    nitrate 0
    phosphate 0
    temp 78
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    coral banded shrimp and a clam

    i have a coral banded shrimp that has been in my tank for about a 15 months. my question is, is this shrimp likely to eat a clam if i were to buy one?? also, the LFS told me that once a coral banded...
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    Can i move my rocks around?

    i have a 24g aquapod, and i was just wondering if it is going to be ok to move my rocks around. the tank has been running for a little over a year, and i wanna change the rock formations around a...
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    is there somewhere on the forums where i can read...

    is there somewhere on the forums where i can read about how to acclimate the corals?
    I think i fried one of my xenia.. it was looking healthy until i added the new light.

    I use to run my lights...
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    aquatic life 150w fixture

    I have been running a Aquapod 24g for about a year and half now. 2 days ago i upgraded from the stock lighting to the aquatic life 150w 10k swing arm fixture. My question is is this light suitable to...
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