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    Nitrate/nitrite dropped to 10/0.3 do you do a water change?

    Hi Guys,

    My tank is just finishing it cycle process. It was done then I added 70 pounds of uncured rock and it drove the readings off the charts. Now for the last 3 days it has been around

    nitrate 10
    nitrite 0.3
    80 F
    1.021/29
    8.2 ph

    The question is do I do a water change now or keep waiting for the the cycle to finish down to a nitrate=0 and a nitrite=0

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    Sounds like you're well on the way. If it was me I'd do the water change to try and preserve more of the life on the rock. This may drag out the cycle a bit more but not much.

    Your salinity seems kind of low, is that the 1.021? I think you're going to need to raise it quite a bit for inverts.
    Susan

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    What should it be around 30 or 1.022?

    I am using a deep six by coralife. it states between 1.020 and 1.023 specific gravity and pp between 27 and 31

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    Originally posted by cman
    What should it be around 30 or 1.022?
    http://aquariacanada.com/forums/poll...ults&pollid=13

    Mine is 1.026

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    Do we know what local sea water is for specific gravity?

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    Do you use natural sea water?

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    I was starting to . I was mixing sea water with dry mix for now. I will go going to mostly all sea water. Now that the sea water is available.

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    man i want seawater:bawling:

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    I can get some and you can pay for shipping. It might cost a tune of money to ship it to the Rock.

    Just pop up to fogo on the ferry the water there I'm sure is awsome.
    :fool:

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    Seawater is 1.026

    People with fish only tanks often keep it lower but I wouldn't in a reef. It will be too stressful for most inverts.
    Susan

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