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Old 11-04-2012, 05:26 PM   #1
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Question Am I ready to get some fish

Hi I am new to forum's so please forgive me if I sound daft.

I have been setting up my 95l marine tank now for a few months and have been testing it using an API test kit the readings are
High Range pH 8.0
Ammonia 0.50ppm
Nitrite 0.0ppm
Nitrate 10ppm

I have a few hermit crabs and 2 turbo snails in which are doing fine, are my readings fine to start getting fish. If not could someone please tell me what they should be and how to get them to levels that wll allow me.

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Old 11-04-2012, 05:52 PM   #2
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You can add some hardy fish like damsels and chromis right now if you wanted, but before you get any expensive fish get that ammonia down to 0

Honestly I think you could put a moderately hardy fish in like a Valentino puffer, but it's better to be safe than sorry... Not fun to learn the hard way.

hope I helped!!
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:54 PM   #3
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Also I would try to get that ph. To around 8.2 slowly and carefully of course.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:56 PM   #4
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Ph is perfectly fine as long as its stable. And no, no fish until ammonia is 0.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:45 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone I will continue to test and do a few more water changes for now until my ammonia hits 0 then will start with done hardy fish before adding others
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:05 AM   #6
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I would stay away from damsels, as some of them become bullies when they are first in.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:02 AM   #7
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+1. Don't get damsels. If you like things like that get a school of chromis.
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