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    Fish in QT!!!

    Update: Almost three weeks everything has survived the QT so far. Last white spot was seen 10 days ago. Also had a air pump failure, lucky me. I'm starting to see some bloating on the tang. I've read that copper could have an effect on constipation in tangs. Can I still add some Epsom salt even...
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    Fish in QT!!!

    0.20 ppm is correct for Cuprion. Good to know about the toxicity of copper in lower salinity. I will start raising it slowly. I'm thinking about .002 a day, so that's about two weeks to get it back to 1.026. Can anyone tell me if copper will have an effect on testing for nitrates? I'm using Red...
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    Fish in QT!!!

    Absolutely. I've always been prepared for it. I've had the QT tank cycled just as long as the display because I didn't want to have a problem with ammonia, however, preparing for a disaster doesn't make sense when you can choose prevention. Everything will be observed and treated as needed...
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    Fish in QT!!!

    Well, I learned my lesson. I got in a hurry on a couple of things, not sure exactly the variable that caused it, because I have been careful, but i'm certain that I got velvet. I was almost certain I was going to loose everything because how bad it looked, but I may have caught it in time...
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    Returning Reefer

    I did. I got a Blue Tang, Two Clowns (One chocolate and Midnight), and an Flame Angle. Also a few more snails.
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    Returning Reefer

    Going to the fish store today!!!! Tank is cycled and I added some Astrea snails last weekend to start cleaning up the ugly stage and they are doing a pretty good job. I'll probably get some more snails maybe some Nassarius to get in the tighter areas of rock a bit better. I've really had to have...
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    Need an AC tech ASAP

    I've floated a bag of ice in my tank before just to keep it cool during an AC outage.
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    Returning Reefer

    Alright, false alarm I guess. I went ahead and measured the nitrite(1ppm) and nitrites(5ppm). Just a really slow cycle for this time around. I didn't check these before because i wanted to see a drop in the ammonia first. This proves that bacteria is growing just taking a long time. I guess bare...
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    Returning Reefer

    Alright so I've waiting long enough and my ammonia levels are not dropping and its been 4 weeks at 1.2 ppm ammonia. For some reason or another the bacteria is just not growing. I need some help troubleshooting this issue. If you read above you'll find that I used Dr Tim's Ammonium Chloride...
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    Returning Reefer

    Started seeing diatoms in the sump, none on the rock yet. First sign of things moving in the right direction. We are at day 12 now and still have an ammonia reading of 0.8. I'm thinking of increasing it closer to 1.5 or 2.0. What are some thoughts?
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    Returning Reefer

    I used to use sand in my first couple of setups. But now I like to run bare bottom just because i like to see the detritus build up and that kinda lets me know when I need to do an early water change. This is the first time i'm using the ecotech power heads, and they probably going to keep the...
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    Returning Reefer

    Thank you for the comment. I'm always open to suggestions and feedback. Right now I'm a little concerned about my tank now cycling. It's been at 0.8 ammonia for 10 days now and not changed. I am doing this a bit differently than in the past. I used the shrimp method before and I don't remember...
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    Returning Reefer

    See attached pics I think most everyone can see the equipment I'm using. Lighting is G5 XR15 pros at 60% AB+ power. I used the manufacture recommended height and power levels to get the most even par. I do not have a meter to check it, but I believe it is close to and even 250. I'm planning on...
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    Returning Reefer

    Hello All! I'm glad to be back in the hobby, I'v been out for about 6 years now because we were moving from Troy to College Station. Took awhile for us to find a more permanent home when we moved for a new career. I was heart broken when I had to take down my old setup so I've been waiting for...
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