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Old 01-23-2011, 08:31 PM   #11
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I personally think that the tank needs to be about a yr old also. I believe your LFS gave you some pretty good advice.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:02 PM   #12
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I'm not getting a nem I just wanted to know about the other cycles. What are they called??
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I'm not getting a nem I just wanted to know about the other cycles. What are they called??
They are nameless. It's just the tank maturing on its own.
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Lol ok thankyou that's what I wanted to to know. Cause with the cycle u have to add ammonia and I didn't know if there were things I had to do
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Just try to keep a good maintenance schedule and continually monitor parameters. A good thing to do is to keep an aquarium journal. Every week when you do your water change you also do a complete water test/check temperatures and write it all down. Every time you add a fish or change a filter or modify a flow... even repositioning a powerhead or see something odd, a change in food volume/type are good things to write the date/time of when they were done. That way in three weeks when something starts to go wrong you can look back on the records and see what has changed and maybe have an easy fix.
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Thanks big help I have to do the journal better then I have been
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:18 AM   #17
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After your initial cycle and bacteria boom there are no other "cycles" per say, just the tank maturing over time. You local LFS is correct and a year is about the right time for an anemone. I didnt listen and got one after 4months, I have been lucky so far, but I also watched my parameters before adding it to my tank. My parameters have always been ideal, in my 46 gallon and now in my 112. Good water quality always helps.

For now I would get a good size frog spawn for about $40. Very easy to keep, pretty to look at and your clowns will take to it as well. My clowns go back and forth between my frog spawn and my anemone.
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