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Old 09-30-2009, 04:07 PM   #1
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hi there, could anyone give me some advice about the live rock i have just bought. i got 15kgs of it and the salesman said it was cured, but when i had a sniff of it it had a odour of sulphur [not all of the rock did] it has now been in my aquarium for 5 days and now getting brown algae which is normal, there is nothing being produced by the skimmer my parameters are...... ammonnia 0.2 nitrite 0.1 nitrate 1 p.h 8.4 basically is it safe to add two small maroon clownfish. i have been told that the live rock would have seeded the aquarium. thanks for any advice. sorry forgot to mention the tank is a red sea max 130d.
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I would not add any fish until you have no ammonia or nitrites.
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thanks for that, i will take your advice shane.
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Go to the articles section and read the "cycling a tank" article. Might want to look at some of the others there as well. All good info that will help you avoid some of the rookie mistakes.
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will do. thanks.
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