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Old 01-02-2013, 09:25 PM   #1
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Chris's 55g saltwater tank

Hey people,

I'm new to this hobby but just started my 55g tank. I have about 20 pounds of live rock and getting much more. I also have a yellow tang, two clown fish, a greenbird wrasse, and two yellow bell damsels. I'm looking for any advice and any ideas for my tank!!! The more the better!!!

Thanks guys!!
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:27 PM   #2
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Probably best to start with some pix and/or questions or issues you are having.
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Thank you!! And I'm just seeing what you guys recommend for the amount of live rock and also any type of anneme you all like...here are some pics

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did you cycle this tank? just curious due to the lack of liverock thus far. what type of lighting are you running? an anemone needs good lighting and fairs much better in an established tank (5-10 months depending)
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:57 PM   #6
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Thank you!! And I'm just seeing what you guys recommend for the amount of live rock and also any type of anneme you all like...here are some pics
Well it depends what your goals are. Most people with live rock would do more. Here's a picture of mine. It's a 125g with probably 200 lbs of lr.

It looks like you may have got ahead of yourself. Don't worry. A lot of people do when first starting out. This can be a very expensive hobby if you move too quickly. It is important to do a lot of research ahead of time and plan your goals. It looks like you may have skipped your nitrogen cycle (?) and if so all of those fish may be in danger.

How old is the tank?
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Can you tell me more about the nitrogen cycle? Haha sorry!! But I have gotten more live rock since those pics
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Can you tell more about the nitrogen cycle? Haha sorry!! I have talked to people and they say it looks good but please tell me more about it and what I'm missing
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Tank need to cycle to build up colonies of beneficial bacteria that convert harmful waste into less harmful substances

Living things make nitrogen waste in the form of ammonia which is really toxic to fish. Without the right bacteria this ammonia will build up and kill your fish. This is why you have to "cycle" a tank before adding any fish.

Given that you have question about this, I would guess that your fish are at risk.
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How long has your tank been set up?
Do you have test kits for ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates?
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