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Old 05-02-2013, 02:56 PM   #1
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Is my tank ready for fish?

I started my Biocube 29 reef tank 6 weeks ago on March 23. Everything is going absolutely perfect. I have about 15 Corals in there right now and they are looking better than they looked at the LFS. Ammonia is 0, Nitrites are 0, and Nitrates were about 5 for a few weeks, but the other day dropped to 0. (I think it's because my Biocube skimmer started finally working, or the 2 dead snails finally got eaten by my hermit crabs).

How long should I wait before I get fish? Is there anything I should wait for ? There is some brown algae on the glass that I clean off every few days. I don't have any hair algae, but some of my rocks have some green color on top, but the snails are hard at work.

Thinking of getting 2 clowns first. should I wait a few more weeks??

Temperature is VERY stable after I figured I need to use a tower fan to cool the tank space. temperature is always between 79-81. I use RO/DI water also.

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Old 05-02-2013, 04:14 PM   #2
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Sounds good to me, I'd go for it...

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Your levels look good. Just be sure to gradually increase livestock. Any spike can cause stress to not only the fish, but your 15 coral.
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What else are you planning on adding. Clowns can be territorial, and you might want to add any other fish first, depending on what you're getting
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+1 with Ingy...you want to go least aggressive/territorial to most aggressive/territorial. If you can plan ahead, things tend to work best. Using the old "getting what you want/see first" can add stress.
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