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Re: My New 42" Marine tank.

Postby xarg0n » Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:28 am

+1 kasif
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Re: My New 42" Marine tank.

Postby Koushik905 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:02 am

Thanks Kasif.... Yup I am going to wait till all are ok... Just did check today my parameter is:

Ammo : 0-1 PPM.
Nitrite : 2-4 PPM
Nitrate: <10
PH : 8.0.

So will wait till first 2 to and Nitrate to <5 ... will wait for another 1 week to see if the same is stable or not... then will go for my Cleaner crew.... :)
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Re: My New 42" Marine tank.

Postby xarg0n » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:06 am

Dont be too vigilant on NO3, the rest becoming 0 is enuf at this stage. NO3 reduction is a whole separate chapter. And unnecessary unless its reef or its in 3 digits
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Re: My New 42" Marine tank.

Postby Koushik905 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:08 am

Thanks souravda... need another suggestion about lighting... its 3 week now... Do i need to put my light on?? if yes how much time is good????
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Re: My New 42" Marine tank.

Postby xarg0n » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:22 am

You can keep the lights on full 8 hrs..no problem with that, but there are few concerns..few +ve and few -ve.

+ve:

1> algae will eat all nutrrients like NH4, NO2, NO3, PO4 etc, so water will become very safe.

2> whenever there is algae growth, copepods and amphipods are inevitable. They feed on algae and breed and multiply rapidly in bulk numbers. This will create great bio diversity and zoo plankton reserve for future.

3> many other small photosynthetic organism which came along the rocks etc may start growing. Coraline algae can grow if right alkalinity and calcium levels are maintained.

-ve:

1> Too much algae may fowl the display. Too much cleaning involved

2> Algae will utilize most of the NH4 and NO2 for growth , hence NO3 creation or nitrification will be hampered as bacteria responsible for it will have to compete with algae for these nutrients. Bacteria colony may shrink, later on adding too many fishes at once may increase the bio load which the bacteria colony will not be able to handle and sudden ammo spike may prove fatal.

Hence I suggest keep the lights on for 2 to 3 hours a day. Not more than that.
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Re: My New 42" Marine tank.

Postby Koushik905 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:42 am

Thank you very much Souravda... I will put light after going home from office for 2-3 hrs...
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Re: My New 42" Marine tank.

Postby kasif.ec » Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:44 pm

As u mentioned ... u already added some dead and live rocks... so you can go wit light also as @ xargon@ mentioned ... that will give ur tank to complete there 1st stage of diatom/algae issue ...
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