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Old 05-20-2005, 05:45 PM   #1
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first aquarium inhabitants

i am in the first week of cycling - no fish. is there anything i can or should put in during the process? ie. shrimp, crabs, snails? thanks!
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Old 05-20-2005, 05:50 PM   #2
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No, the tank needs to fininsh it's cycle before life can be added. Once NH3 and NO2 read undetectable then the tank can properly support the animals you mentioned.

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Add a couple damsels and pull them after cycling. It's fun to see some kind of movement for 6-8 weeks.
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Or not...

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Thanks steve. I read that before but you know how people are...we want immediate results. I'm going to stay patient though
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