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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by shelaghfishface, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. shelaghfishface

    shelaghfishface Registered

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    well rehomed the carpet nem as most will know.. what a difference in the fish, they must have been a bunch nervous wrecks, they seem to have much more confidence since it went last night, and not hiding much at all... maybe just coincidence tho
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  2. TigerIssey

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    That is looking really nice Shelagh :-- :))
     
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    Seconded! A lovely tank indeed hun ;_00
     
  4. shelaghfishface

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    thankyou so much :)

    nitrates are still over 100 even after a further water change of 40l this morning :cry:
     
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    What nitrate test are you using Shelagh??
     
  6. robb1977

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    Perhaps get someone to double check your nitrate result. But with the tank being recently moved i would let everything settle for 10 days before testing again. A high nitrate reading won't kill anything.
    If after 10 days your nitrate is still 100 you'll need to do some big water changes. 10% water changes will be next to useless. For example if you have a nitrate of 100 and do a 10% change your nitrate will only go down to 90. I would be tempted to do a 50% water change to get you to about 50 nitrate then a few 25% water changes.
    Hope this helps
    Rob

    p.s. give the tank time to settle first after being moved
     
  7. shelaghfishface

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    thanks robbo.that makes sense, and i kind of know about the small WC being a waste of time ( maths of dilution), hence why i asked about the very large WC.. but seems thats too risky, and for the time being at least all the livestock are looking fine, tho i cant say how long that will be the case of course...but apprently definatly not cause for such drastic action just yet.

    Tina its a salifert and an API master kit, they are both telling me the same thing- tho salifert is easier to read
     
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    try a sera test kit next time you are looking for kits they are more accurate
     
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    I thought the D+D/Merck phosphate test kits are generally thought to be the best, Salifert for everything else??

    David.
     
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    d+d one is a one of the best but comes at a price lol

    people who dose zeovit that are after ultra low nutrients use sera kits these are as accurate as the d+d but not as pricey and alot easier to read than salifert
     
  11. shelaghfishface

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    well i did a 50%( 130L so about 50% give or take for displacement) water change this evening, all went really well and quite fast actually, tested an hour after the WC and nitrates were reading 40ppm.( previously 100+)
    going to test again in the morning and water change on thursday again if needs be
    i`ll let you know how im getting on :)
     
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    well no effect there.. reading 100 again this morning, i didnt have any expectations so not overly disapointed
     
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    whats the date on your test kit ??

    thats a bit odd tbh should have kept it low for at least a few days

    look at a sera nitrate test kit
     
  14. shelaghfishface

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    its 2011 kebkl
    anyway on a better note, they have started to drop, today is 40 on an API test and 50 on a salifert PH is also up to 8.2,so thats good news- i hope
    some updated pics of the tank
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  15. TigerIssey

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    That is looking stunning Shelagh.

    You should be proud of that
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    Looking really well there, nice to see your water levelling out nicely and nitrates still dropping well
     
  17. shelaghfishface

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    thanks both :)
    i am really proud of this tank well both of them, its been such hard work but at last im getting to see the rewards :) the other one has been kind of neglected for the time being and is covered with aiptasia so next week i start work fixing that up :)
    thankyou for all your help and support right the way through i cant tell you gratefull i am for it, would never have come this far without you!
     
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    some photos i took today.. im starting to feel really proud of the tank now :love:
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    [​IMG]this was part of the swap for the nem, now ive moved it its started to open
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    scuse the powerhead stuck to the front of the tank, waiting for a more powerfu one to turn up
     
  19. TigerIssey

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    Shelagh, looking really good :--

    Some really nice photos there and tank is looking stunning chuck.

    Even that Yellow Fiji Leather seems to be thriving atm.

    Nice selection of corals you got with that tank :--
     
  20. shelaghfishface

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    thanks Tina, actually i got a few after, the large polyps were pt ex for nem as was the pussy coral, and some xenia ( that ive lost :oops: ) the large green mushrrom was in my other tank till yestrday then i remebered some one saying something about "tang fodder" with regards to the green grassy stuff growing on it-- he loves it lol. the large leather/blue zoas i bought a few days ago,and the large zoa rock is also from my other tank, which ive decided to sell on now as im getting much more enjoyment from this tank and cant possibly afford to run / fill, 2
    i think that sulphur toady has had its nervous breakdown period, it did curl up for while, but since the nitrates started to drop it seems happy as larry.
    im really enoying things now, feels like im over the worst of things, nitates is a definate 50 today, going to do a few more water changes,and move sand out bit by bit with syphon, then i hope it`ll stay that way
     
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