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Old 09-26-2011, 08:39 AM   #1
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Can i cycle a tank with a grouper

Got a grouper way to soon and last night he almost died I did a 95% water change and now he is sitting in a ten gallon fish tank of fresh saltwater and he is going crazy


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Old 09-26-2011, 09:01 AM   #2
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Don't know how tough those groupers are, but if I were you, I'd save myself the trouble of going through a fish-in cycle and see if the store you got him from would take him back, then just do a fishless cycle. Your patience will pay off.
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You're killing him. Uncycled tank and a 10g one at that. Check the ammonia level and tell us what that is. He's suffering big time.
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The tank is a 20 h I have him in originally the ammonia was 2 ppm in that the ten is only temporary I changed out the water and I'm getting dr tims one and only which will work with a fish that large
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The tank is a 20 h I have him in originally the ammonia was 2 ppm in that the ten is only temporary I changed out the water and I'm getting dr time one and only which will work with a fish that large
Is that a 20 gallon high tank? How long would you plan on keeping him in there for?
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Have no idea what you just said.
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What kind of grouper is that? Even the smallest of the groupers need to be in at the very very least a 100 gallon tank. And no never cycle a tank with a grouper.
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most groupers need like 150+ gallon tanks

and what is a "dr time one and only"
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He gets up to 12" he is five now I am moving up to a 125 in 1-2 months
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:25 AM   #10
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No fish should be put in an uncycled tank including damsels. His gills probably are damaged from the ammonia. It maybe as boring as watching the paint dry on a hot afternoon but it is best to do a fishless cycle.
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