My JBJ 28g Nano Cube

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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Those look like diatoms. Diatoms can appear anytime during or after the cycle.
     
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    Ive just noiticed that i have these tiny, tiny like white critters crawling on my glass. Im

    sure they are everywhere in there but i can only see if on the glass. Good thing?
     
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    Copeapods (sp?). They are a good thing and sign of a healthy tank.
     
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    Ive had like .25 ammonia in my tank now for like 2 weeks, is something wrong? i feel

    like there is.
     
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    Your test kit may be inaccurate. It is not uncommon for ammonia tests to read .25 when it's really at 0.
     
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    I have the API test kits. Should i get another test kit for ammonia? If so what kind? My

    nitrite hasnt changed either its still at 0, i havent tested the nitrate in awhile b/c i

    figured i would see the nitrite 1st.
     
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    Salifert are reported to be more accurate. But I think your API should be fine. I do all of the tests personally and then log it into a spreadsheet to help me keep track of my levels. But then again I am a computer geek (yes I do it for a living as well) and pretty anal so this is normal for me.
     
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    yea ive been keeping a log of my results in a notebook
     
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    mmmk, so here are a few pics. I have whats looks to be little green weeds growing on

    my LR. All those white specs on the glass are those Copeapods i guess. And then on

    my white base rock it has a dark spot on it growing and it looks black not sure why?

    everything else has the brown diatom algae growing everywhere, except for that base

    rock.
     

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    I think the green weeds is possibly hair algae. The black spot on the base rock almost looks like diatoms as well. It is very possible that they could have spread to the base rock.
     
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    Im having trouble keeping my temp stable, bounces between 73 and 76...??
     
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    Do you have a heater?
     
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    Raise the temp on the heater. 78 minimum.
     
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    yes i have had my heater in the low 80s for days, past day or so i have it set on

    86 and i wake up to still find it dropped to 74.
     
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    I think you need a new heater.
     
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    I have looked at my temps with and without the lights and they are pretty constant around 79. I have to agree with Biff, you probably need a new heater. Does your house temp go down at night? If it does, you may want to change your thermostat to stay at a more constant temp.
     
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    that makes me sad b/c i just got that heater 3 weeks ago, my house stays constant
     
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    I've heard that Jager are really good heaters. Personally I just have a little Marineland and it seems to be doing well for now. I'll probably upgrade soon to a Jager and just use the Marineland for mixing water.
     
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    Which heater are you using, and what size is it?
     
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    I am using a Mairneland Visi-Therm for up tp 29 gal. Also as usual my Ammonia

    is .25, nitrite is 0, nitrate is 0 and ph is 8.2 for about the 15th day in a row. Could it be

    i didnt have a cycle and my ammonia is just reading wrong like biff said? I mean i have

    all signs of a healthy tank: diatoms and copeapods.
     
    Rellikdloc, Jan 18, 2011
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