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    Quote Originally Posted by morgan175 View Post
    Habutti there is a podcast call reef threads its an excellent thing to listen to. I have gained a lot of experience from listening. They have about 200 episodes. The first 50 arent really that important. I listen while doing my mail route.

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    Water changes are key IMO. I randomly do 5 Gal water changes during the week but do a 10% on Sunday's. My system is a 120. Nitrates could be festering in the argonite? Are you blowing off the rock weekly or is the old matter sitting and festering on the rock? Just asking as I think I had a problem with that as I was not blowing my rock off weekly. Now I do it 2x weekly. As Hgrreefs says, it will go through all kinds of cycles, my tank did not settle in till about 7 months and I too started with bucket cured rock.

    Have you added a bunch of uncured rock recently?

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    try cutting out frozen food.

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    Yeah, it all started with the addition of the LRS food, but those darn Live Aquaria fish won't eat the pellets.
    I did a 3 gallon WC tonight and I think I want to do that every night and on the weekends my big water change. I may have to dose this tank with some red sea's nopox since it is at/or approaching dangerous levels.
    Here is the progression in the pass four weeks:




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    Gotta go with new tank syndrome on this one too, sounds like bio load hasn't built up enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyler5g View Post
    Gotta go with new tank syndrome on this one too, sounds like bio load hasn't built up enough.
    Agreed plus1


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