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Old 01-17-2011, 12:18 AM   #21
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Tips for Cycling Your New Aquarium - The First Tank Guide - Getting Your Fish Tank Up and Running with Minimal Headaches

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
i don't think anyone was being rude, but sorry if you felt that way.
there are plenty of inconsistencies on the internet. many old ways of doing things have since been corrected, but then some are still out there for everyone to read.
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:57 PM   #22
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Yes I have found a lot of inconsistencies and honestly if I knew it was going to harm my fish then I would have just let the water sit in the aquarium. I am not sure if the live rock was fully cured or not it has a lot of white and green on it. I have been cleaning them with a toothbrush and am now getting red algae? I barely have an ammonia read and no nitrite or nitrate reading so I don't know why it's taking so long it's been a week. As for the fish they are good and healthy just noticed one of the mollies are pregnant I have a tank on stand by worn pre made salt water ready to go. Should I still be testing the water for ammonia nitrate and nitrite everyday? When Do I stop? Should I not change any water till the cycle ends? There are many different opinions I'm just wondering what has worked for your successful tanks?
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:03 PM   #23
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Thank you for posting replys sorry for feeling offended I just wasn't sure exactly how to ask and jumped in with both feet without properly explaining the situation. I will definetly keep everyone posted I have both fingers and toes crossed this works
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i would remove the fish and then continue the cycle with some decaying matter, like a piece of raw fish or shrimp. the cycle will last a couple weeks to a month. when you see no visible ammonia or nitrite, you can slowly start to add livestock. the reason you add it slowly is so that the bacteria colony you just grew with the cycle will need to adjust and grow with each new fish.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:51 PM   #25
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One thing that can help is to get some established rock.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:01 PM   #26
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I'm not sure if my rock is cured! I'm presuming because it doesn't smell and there is no ammonia it is?
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:30 PM   #27
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Perfect thanks I will be back when my babies are swimming freely! Oh and we were thinking 1 flame angel 1 coral beauty 1 bicolor angel and 2 fire shrimps! Is this to much of a workload for my tank? Will I need a protein skimmer?

Currently I have
•55 gallon
•350 biowheel with 2 filters each side
•Stealth pro shatter proof 200 watt heater
•Fusion air pump 500 with air bar
•koralia turbo pump level 3 (3200 L/H or 850 GPH)
•13lbs live rock
•crushed corral bedding
•3 mono
•3 mollies

Am I missing anything?
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i wont buy the air pump....u dont need that....
if u plan to have FOWLR, not necessary to have skimmer...
and i would suggest u to have more live rock instead of 13lbs...
just my 2cents...
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and i would suggest u to have more live rock instead of 13lbs...

You'll eventually want 1-1.75lb/gallon of live/base rock for better filtration.
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i wouldn't put 2 angels in a 55. i think you will be a lot better off with a protein skimmer than without one.
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