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  1. belindamotion

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    Ok so my Tank has been cycling for a month now...just saw this evening small sand grain little critters running around at the back of my Tank...any info will be appreciated...normal....?

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    those are pods (amphipods and copepods).
    They good to have.
     
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    :thumbup: Thats when you know your tank is cycling well Belinda... way to go!!!
     
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    awesome your tank is doing well
     
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    Thanks guys...another question now...do I have to do a water test and then change water...? They are after all live critters and "feeding" from the "goodies" in my salt water and I guess that applies to my LR also...or don't they "feed" from the stuff in my salt water...? Is salt water just their "habitat" which requires perfect chemical balance for Coral and Fish when I introduce them...? Sorry guys..learning as I go along..:blush:
     
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    Hey Belinda, sorry but I was away...
    You have to check your Nitrite and ammonia level's, and if that is low then you dont need a water change just yet, also, when doing water changes, you do not change the full amount, you change a percentage, which all depends on you equipment and livestock, but you'll cross that brigde when you get there, for now you need to check your Nitrite and ammonia level's and then you can start indroducing your livestock :)
     
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    Ok...so I do have to check now..;) wasn't sure...I'm aware of the % changes and that depends on the "chemical" levels....got it...:yeahdude:
     
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    you can check when you are ready ;)
     
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