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Old 10-09-2003, 06:43 PM   #1
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Adding Fish and inverts together

once my fish tank cycles completely, is it safe to add my clean up crew (snails, shrimp and hermits) and fish at the same time? Provided that proper acclimation procedures are followed, is there any interval required between adding inverts and fish?

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Old 10-10-2003, 12:01 PM   #2
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its not necessarily unsafe to add them together, but it is a better idea to add the clean up crew first, then the shrimp, and the fish last. adding all of them together will boost the ammonia again and start another cycle. adding them slowly does the same thing, but not nearly to the same extent and at much safer levels. when adding fish you want to make sure you add each one at about 2-4 week intervals.
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