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Old 04-13-2012, 02:20 PM   #1
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Added first fish now what

Ok I cycled my 29 g -levels all good... Added live rock yesterday and my first creatures today....A peppermint shimp(which I haven't seen since I dumped him in) two small hermit crabs and a three stripe damsel. Anxious to add a clownfish and some soft corals...how many days should I wait, checking the ph, ammonia, nitrites etc,until I add the clown and soft corals?
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:39 AM   #2
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Ok I cycled my 29 g -levels all good... Added live rock yesterday and my first creatures today....A peppermint shimp(which I haven't seen since I dumped him in) two small hermit crabs and a three stripe damsel. Anxious to add a clownfish and some soft corals...how many days should I wait, checking the ph, ammonia, nitrites etc,until I add the clown and soft corals?
It is best to wait a little while before adding your next creatures. Slow and steady wins the race. Corals generally do not have a high bio load, so IMO you can add them a bit more frequently than fish. Whenever you add a new fish, make sure to check your parameters and make sure they are okay.

As for your Peppermint Shrimp; Mine is very secretive also, so I wouldn't fret.

I am happy to answer any further questions if you have any.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:15 AM   #3
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You cycled before adding rock?

It is best to wait before you add more livestock, however depending on how you cycled and how strong of bio-filter you have, you might be able to add more now.

But anyways, I would know what you were doing with the first fish before you go adding more. Just get some experience. That way in case you mess up there won't be too many casualties LOL. Spoken from experience.
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I've been told many times to wait 8 months to add corals.
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:00 AM   #5
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I've been told many times to wait 8 months to add corals.
Wait 8 months before adding an anenome not corals! Haha
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Aren't anemones a soft coral?
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Aren't anemones a soft coral?
No, they're inverts and require very stable and very pristine water conditions.
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