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Old March 2nd 06, 03:44 AM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.misc
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I have a 30 gallon sal****er tank that houses three damsels, and a spiney
boxfish. The ammonia level and the nitrite level is off the chart. The
filtration system is well cycled, the fish are not over fed and I have done
a 25% water change and the problem still exists. Any suggestions?


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Old March 2nd 06, 04:10 AM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.misc
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PJFrey wrote:
I have a 30 gallon sal****er tank that houses three damsels, and a spiney
boxfish. The ammonia level and the nitrite level is off the chart. The
filtration system is well cycled, the fish are not over fed and I have done
a 25% water change and the problem still exists. Any suggestions?


The filtration is NOT well cycled. If it were, you would not have these levels.
You're about 1/3 of the way into cycling your tank.

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Old March 9th 06, 08:50 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.misc
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Here is a good link describing the cycle.
http://saltaquarium.about.com/cs/bio...a/aa073199.htm
Has animations, ways to speed it up, what happens when it's done, talks
about why you shouldn't use an ammonia destroyer during the process,
also mentions spikes in established aquariums
(http://saltaquarium.about.com/cs/wat...a/aa051799.htm)...

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Old March 13th 06, 01:34 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.misc
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Have you checked your water supply point and let your replacement water
stand?
I find it's much better to have a large tank (80gallon+) for the marine and
find somewhere to put a small tank purely for letting replacement water
stand. It also means that you have a quaratine tank available for new or
sick fish. Larger tanks are easier to control. They tend to be much more
forgiving for water parameter control.

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Here is a good link describing the cycle.
http://saltaquarium.about.com/cs/bio...a/aa073199.htm
Has animations, ways to speed it up, what happens when it's done, talks
about why you shouldn't use an ammonia destroyer during the process,
also mentions spikes in established aquariums
(http://saltaquarium.about.com/cs/wat...a/aa051799.htm)...



 




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