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Reply #60

You're ammonia levels are not to bad,I've seen worse,best try to get them to 0 if you can usually a water change helps,if not amguard or ammolock there's plenty out there,I'd probably try the water change first though personally,
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Reply #61

Thanks Dave I'd definitely be interested in the kenya tree if he can do postage, I actually went into my lfs for amguard and was told I didn't need it, just to use seachem prime and stability together so I didn't pick it up, I have been doing waterchanges about every second day so far but today will be the third day since the last one so I may just do another to get them down a bit, I'll test first though incase it's coming down naturally

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Reply #62

The stability is pretty good I use that,dose for 7 days might pay to hold off on the water changes for the 7 days though because you're dosing the water but then throwing it away before it gets time to actually work,just an idea ,
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I actually thought that aswell that I should leave waterchanges for 7 days, I joined a group on Facebook aswell and when I put my tank up got bombarded by I have to do daily waterchanges or my fish will die, I know I have to keep an eye on high Ammonia levels but surely daily is taking the piss, I don't think a tank could cycle with that frequency of waterchanges, it wouldn't get a chance to

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Reply #64

I actually thought that aswell that I should leave waterchanges for 7 days, I joined a group on Facebook aswell and when I put my tank up got bombarded by I have to do daily waterchanges or my fish will die, I know I have to keep an eye on high Ammonia levels but surely daily is taking the piss, I don't think a tank could cycle with that frequency of waterchanges, it wouldn't get a chance to

I had months of that with my Pico, until I came here. Stopped using the other Forums as much (only for Livestock)

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Reply #65

I think I'm going to do the same to be honest, I get better help and information on here and since I haven't done a waterchange since Saturday my Ammonia has came down from 0.75 to 0.50 so a good sign the cycle is going strong

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Sounds good to me ,there's some people who think they know and some people who do know ,at least on here all the nutters give good advice and can be trusted that's what I have found out on here,
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i think the only information you can trust on Facebook is the information that says ,
I'm going to the shops,I'm back from the shops,I'm having dinner,  lol lol lol lol
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Reply #68

Well I went to my lfs today and had a long look and talk about corals, I nearly left with a GSP frag but I managed to stay sensible ( just) and decided to wait for the tank to settle in a bit longer before I add any, I did however pick up a nice wee ato  :grin: it's a tbc v2 ato, easy to set up and in my return chamber in the rear sump working wonderfully, I also got a feather duster which is settling in nicely and opened up all ready

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I have also noticed a lot algae starting to grow on the rocks now and my turbo snails haven't moved in day's to do anything about it, I have tried putting them on the rocks but they don't really move, their definitely not dead as I see their foot grip on every now and then and go into the shell if touched, should I take the rocks out and clean them before it gets too out of control or something else? Thanks

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Reply #70

Bit of algae is normal for a new tank 👍

The snails are a bit strange.  Normally they're pretty active.  Maybe the ammonia is affecting them? 

Is the salinity now stable?

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Reply #71

Yeah the salinity is now reading 1.024 for the past few days now and I'm assuming now I have the ato it should stay pretty stable but I'll still check it daily until I know it is, I was thinking of just taking out the rocks and giving them a good scrub with a brush next waterchange in the water I take out

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I done a few quick test this morning, salinity 1.024 Ammonia 0.50ppm, nitrite 0ppm ill test for Nitrate later today and ph, I'm thinking of doing a waterchange today or tomorrow

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Reply #73

Glad to see it's all starting to come together at last.
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Reply #74

That's the waterchange done now, took out and replaced 20l so about 45% of the tank volume, I also syphoned up any algae on the sand, cleaned algae off the glass and removed the rocks and gave them a good scrubbing and got most of the algae off, the brown diatoms came off easy but the green algae I could only scrub off so much, I have picked up and added API prevent algae so will see how it goes now, I am definitely not letting it get out of control as that's what caused me to give up years ago with saltwater when I couldn't get rid of hair algae no matter what I tried, this time I will clean it before it can grow if possible, I'm sure once it's been running for a few months it will stay away easier

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