new 200Lt tank

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  1. Chris Makings

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    Hey all, so after having a tank for 10 weeks noticed a leak in it,

    So took it back yesterday to the lfs where I got it from and decided to go bigger

    So got the jeweul 200Lt tank, got the jewuel protien skimmer,

    The bad news with the change it seems like I lost my sea urchin, blue legged hermit and a snail. The fish are at the lfs. While I am setting up, I took the old water from my old tank and filled it, and had to fill up the rest with new water, which was about 80Lt,

    My question is how long should I wait till I can add my old fish in, and any suggetions on what else I need to add to the tank.
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    hi,

    sorry to hear... the deaths could have been caused from many factors from such an activity, salinity change, PH change,

    test your params and lets go from there
    test:
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    nitrite
    PH
    salinity
     
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    Also add special blend it will help.
     
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    Thanks guys, I am sure it was the big change that I did, I was struggling with my salinity yesterday and run out of salt, its sitting now at 1.020, do I still need to increase it more, I did put in some Seachem stability last night, as I did does my previous tank with it as I was struggling with algea, would I need to do the full seven days again or should I just do. It the once? Protien skimmer will be conected tomorrow.
     
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    So I am still struggling to conect the skimmer, did a bit of a stupid thing and glued it on with the silicone that comes with it in the wrong place:( so re stuck it and it came off last night, so drained half the water and did it properly, my question is how long should I wait before I can put the casing on? It seemed pretty sturdy this morning when I checked it, applied a bitof force and it seemed like it was stuck, my next question, sinced I moved the to the bigger tank do I need let the tank recycle? added about another 80liters of new water to the bigger tank? And can I add base rock to the tank at a letr stage to builf up the reef? Have about 10kg live rock currently.
     
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    Dose a bacteria source daily for two weeks .brightwells nitrobacter7 works well due to the variety of bacteria
     
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    Bit of an update, skimmer is in, struggling with mirco bubble from the skimmer but its work in process, almost got it right, my other issue I am having is a bit of an algea growth on my substrate and one or two live rocks, can anybody tell me. How I can get rid of it or should. I just leave it and it will go away in time? [​IMG]
     
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    That is a diatom bloom, normal part of the cycle. It will go away on its own.
     
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    @RiaanP, thought it might be, the guy. At the lfs said that I should stir the gravel, should I just leave it?
     
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    just leave it.
     
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    Thanks, how long does it normally take to go away? Does that also mean that I am near the end of the. Cycle? I have not tested the water yet, but will. Be doing it tonight.
     
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    Hey all, so bit of an update on the tank, things seem to have settled down a lot in the tank, I have order new marine globes which arrived yesterday and will be installing tonight, skimmer is working, got rid of the mirco bubbles, stuck the egg crate inside the skimmer then put the corbon sponge down and then the blue sponge, no more micro bubbles, only issue it keeps falling off, what other glue can I use that will set wet? Also seems like I am getting some new coraline algea which I understand is good news that my tank is maturing, if you guys can give me an other ideas. On what I can do to the tank, have about 10kg live rock in, only a kg of base rock. Should I add more base rock or live rock?
     
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    Looking good so far. :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks @ the fish, got the lights yesterday so tank looks alittle better with the blue and white, will upload pics later tonight, want to get two clowns this weekend also what would be the best to get?
     
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    So an update, did a bit of a rescape and all rock is in the back, added a leather and two clown fish, manage. To take out the damsels, my only prob is the skimmer came off again and I will only be. Able to reattach it this weekend, ran out of the silicone, is there another. Type of silicone I can use that will hold the skimmer?and would my fish and coral be alright for. A couple of days with out a skimmer?
     
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    Photos will follow tonight.
     
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    @carlosdeandrade its the standard juwel 3.0 skimmer, if you see post 13 it is on the left, it has a mount that you silicone to the glass and it clips on that, but the silicone never holds, after the first clean it comes off. Any suggestions?
     
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