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Old 05-26-2013, 11:17 AM   #31
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When should I put a really hardy fish in their?
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:18 AM   #32
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When should I put the hardy fish in there?
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:21 AM   #33
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You can put it today but you have to keep watch on your parameter and probably keep changing water just enough for your hardy fish to survive with mild toxin.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:30 AM   #34
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I don't know.... The water is pretty murky. So I would have to do a lot of water changes?
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:32 AM   #35
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I would'nt use fish Damsels are a pain to catch Go with ammonia shake the bottle you dont bubbles it needs to be pure ammonia.
Dose the tank to 10-20 ppm then sit back and wait Be sure to test your water at least every other day this way you can keep on eye on the cycle. When the ammo and nitrAtes drop to zero and the nitrItes shoot up 40-80 ppm your cycle is done a large water change (50% or more) will need to be done to lower the trites (try for 0ppm) then slowly add fish and or coral

This will help http://www.aquariumadvice.com/cycle-...ank/Page1.html
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:35 AM   #36
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I don't know.... The water is pretty murky. So I would have to do a lot of water changes?
If you have installed enough filters it should have cleared the water overnight. Did you rinse your sand before putting them in your tank?
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No I didn't rinse the live sand. It said not to on the bag. It's cleared up a lot! But I don't want to kill any fish
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Ok so I guess you still have to wait a little bit longer for water to clear up. Since you used live sand, you can start putting fish very slowly like 1 at a time. You need to test the parameter first though. You can avoid damsels as Grizz suggested.
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Ok I might get a bottle of ammonia to kick start it. The salinity is at 1.024ish. I haven't even bothered testing perameters
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:25 PM   #40
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Ok I might get a bottle of ammonia to kick start it. The salinity is at 1.024ish. I haven't even bothered testing perameters
Live sand means it has already bacteria on it. Your tank is cycled and ready for inhabitants. No need for ammonia. Get a bottle of Nutrafin Cycle to supplement bacteria.
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