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johnehr

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My ammonia is at 2ppm (or whatever the scale is), nitrates at .5ppm, and nitrates at 20ppm. I believe that I have to do a massive water change to save my snails and hermit crabs in my 60 gallon tank. I dont have anything larger than a 5 gallon bucket. Does anyone have any ideas that could help?

Im thinking that I should buy some water. Should I go to below sea level and buy mixed salt water for $.75 a gallon or go to the aquarium and get their stuff for $.10 + a $10 one time fee?
 

johnehr

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This is a new 60 gal tank. 120 lbs live rock (50lbs of it out of another 3 year old tank) with a sump and 10 gallon tank/refugium holding sand and rubble rock. I have 6 hermits, 3 turbo snails, stuff that hitched a ride on the live, live rock, and a brittle star (it hid in the rock that I bought). A week ago I had 0 ammonia and nitrites. I just bought a nitrate test...
 

NaH2O

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How long has the tank been set-up? Was the rock uncured or cured? If you are concerned for your inhabitants and you know someone with a tank, perhaps they can "critter-sit" for you until the tank has finished it's cycle.
 
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