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Old 09-30-2012, 10:30 PM   #1
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Hello there!

40g saltwater reef i just set last week without waiting for cycle, inside i have:

2 emerald crab
2 pepp shrimp
2 clown fish
1 pom pom xenia coral
1 bubble torch frag
1 yellow polyps
3 tester fish
6 turbo snails.

A few live rock and live sand there too. My equipment is:

1 canister filter for 55g tank, i have 40g.
1 220w t5
2 metal halide flourescent
2 sun light 365k flourescent


My pom pom is dying, shriveling up fast! Everything else seems to be fine!
Bubble torch and yellow polyp look suprisingly healthy and extended.

I need advice with this while cycle thing, thanks!

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Old 09-30-2012, 10:39 PM   #2
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For one add more live rock. That will help cycle the tank.

Also I'd get more flow on there.

Finally... The tank is pretty bare. You can probably catch everything and return them. Let the tank cycle and then proceed.

I didn't see a heater, you do have one right?
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Should I let try and give them a chance to fight it out? Or will i have to return three corals i have before cycling gets intense? Please explain the logic of cycling, i really dont get it fully. Thanks much!
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Should I let try and give them a chance to fight it out? Or will i have to return three corals i have before cycling gets intense? Please explain the logic of cycling, i really dont get it fully. Thanks much!
Here ya go!

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/cycle-...ank/Page1.html
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So i let them all die to rapidly bring the bacteria?
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:02 PM   #6
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So i let them all die to rapidly bring the bacteria?
If your talking about your corals/inverts/fish no return them or prepare for a fish in cycle which freshwater isn't to bad but saltwater can get pricey fast. You want to feed your bacteria ammonia thru either pure ammonia or an organic source that'll break down. Once you bacteria eats that ammonia its biproduct becomes nitrites which will feed a new bacteria and they will produce nitrates which you'll remove though either waterchanges, plants, or a nitrate sponge. Hope that helps a little and welcome to AA
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:03 PM   #7
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So i let them all die to rapidly bring the bacteria?
Thats why you are supposed to wait 30 days or so for it to cycle by adding table shrimp or something to start the cycle, you may lose everything or you might get lucky. I would go get prime by seachem asap and dose it everyday for a month.
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Also convict owns one of the most beautiful nanos on this site so any advice from him is more then likely spot on lol
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Thanks for the kind words bud

To the OP read the link I posted it will help you greatly.
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I hate to bring this up, but at this point in the game wouldn't this help?

Amazon.com: Instant Ocean 77963 IO BIO-Spira (Marine), 3.38-Ounce, 100-ml: Pet Supplies

I know some pet stores will not take back most of the stuff they sale, unless they are perfect health. I know a lot of people out there don't like instant bio-stuff but I did use the "Tetra Safe Start" for my freshwater tank, and not one fished died due to water conditions.
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