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Old 01-15-2011, 02:58 AM   #11
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I cant take my fishes out so we gotta ride this together. Why levels should ammonia and nitrate hit before I do a small wc?
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:33 AM   #12
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i hope u understand this...nothing come fast in this hobby....patience is the key for success...
in our aquarium, we need those process to have the good bacteria...when ammonia spike, there will be nitrites bacteria to handle ammonia then come nitrates then etc....hope u read all about this....fish can tolerate with nitrates but not nitrite and ammonia....and this cycle will keep on going til its reach its equilibrium stage where we dont know when....u can keep the fish but u will make it suffer....im stil suggest that u return back that fish to LFS and ask them to keep it for u....pls do your research before do anything....whatever it is, its stil up to u...im just willing to help u and your fish...
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there is nothing you can do to speed along the cycle.
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:55 PM   #14
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Yes I understand that I have read a lot actually about saltwater aquariums and it's VERY common to jump start an aquarium with hardy fish! I have 6 small fish in a 55g aquarium whereas the recommendation is 1 fish per 5 gallons to jump start. This will allow for my bacteria levels to slowly rise and my fish adjust so they won't be shocked and die. The only thing that I can do now is catch the cycle.
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:16 PM   #15
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Yes I understand that I have read a lot actually about saltwater aquariums and it's VERY common to jump start an aquarium with hardy fish!
Just wondering what you mean by "jump start", are you simply meaning starting the cycle or are you trying to accelerate the cycle? Seeing how you already started with fish, I wish you the best of luck.
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:42 PM   #16
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you aren't jump starting anything...you are simply starting the cycle, while you torture and possibly kill the fish.
the information you were given is not accurate. the 1 fish per 5 gallons rule is a ridiculous idea, because know one knows how much rock, fish, food,....is in each tank. it's impossible to gauge anything with guesses.
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i believe even if the information about 1 fish per 5 gallon is correct, its must talk about after cycle process...after cycle process, u need to add fish slowly so that your bacteria levels also rise slowly...all i can say, best of luck..
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:25 PM   #18
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http://www.firsttankguide.net/cycle.php

Here is one site for example! Sorry for causing a bunch of problems on here I am not allowing my fish to suffer and i have full intentions on removing my fish if the levels are so high they are gonna die. Thank you to those who were polite and didn't judge without asking questions. I will look for a different forum
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:24 PM   #19
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hye Tlc..no hard feeling..we just want to help...
anyway, the link that u post was for cycling FW which i think different/easier than SW...
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was your live rock fully cured? do a little research cycle a if new aquarium. this process take aprox. 6 to 8 wks.

keep us posted, good luck

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