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mikevarro
01/28/2017, 05:55 AM
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Hi everyone,
I'm definitely new so all tips welcome. I am doing weekly water change 10% from saltwater from lfs. I have a few snails and crabs and started using no pho x (red sea) stuff to reduce nitrate. My test this morning showed about 5-10ppm which is down from 20 last week. Should I scrub the rocks? Or will some of the algea wear off and snails clean? I guess I'm curious how bad it is...thanks!

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Jessie2406
01/28/2017, 08:30 AM
How old is the tank?

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mikevarro
01/28/2017, 09:10 AM
About 3 months

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Jessie2406
01/28/2017, 09:36 AM
I wouldn't add anything. your extending the length of your cycle by adding chemicals, let the nitrates rise. Just use a turkey baster to blow the rocks. If you add anything it would be Tim's bacteria but that's it, and only if you don't want to wait for the cycle. When I started a new tank years ago I had only a clean up crew for about 6 months with some ghost shrimp. But I didn't add anything but live rock and sand. Til my nitrates dropped then cuc Then 3 more months then fish then about 6 months after that coral. But my friend ran the local saltwater fish store and she kept me patient.

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Jessie2406
01/28/2017, 09:37 AM
But I now 8 years later have the same mated pair of clowns and about half of my rock came from my old 90 gallon and everything is stable

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Jessie2406
01/28/2017, 09:41 AM
Your tank looks great though for 3 months

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organism
01/28/2017, 12:55 PM
Tank looks good, just let it do its thing :)