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Old 02-20-2012, 12:01 PM   #21
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You are moving way to fast! A normal cycle takes about 6-8 weeks! Let your tank run and mature with critters and such like amphipods and such. If there is one quote that is true in the hobby is that nothing happens fast except for crashes! Slow down, read up on each coral before you add them!
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That's what I was trying to say
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:50 PM   #23
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Let is rest for a long while. Take the procces slowwww.
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Yes, we have completely slowed down. We have, with the help of a friend, removed the 2 urchins and 2 large hermits. We are down to basics of 2 damsels, 1 Blenny, and a clown goby and a small CUC. we have a few coral drags that are hearty and added more live rock.

After reading everyone's comments, we decided not to add anything more in the 55 gal until probably April. Plenty of time for full cycling and sit and enjoy what we have.

In the meantime, we are going to work on converting our 30 gal freshwater to a FOWLR saltwater.
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:08 AM   #25
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Adding more live rock could be deadly to the fish the deff cold cause an ammonia spike.
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Even if the live rock comes out of an already established aquarium?
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Yeah. Adding fully cured live rock is better than rock that has been sitting out, but any time you make a substantial change to an aquarium, there is a risk of die-off, and a mini cycle.
Mr_X is right, though. It really looks like you need more rock. But I'm glad you're having fun. It's a great hobby, just take it slow!
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I have added 6 more pieces of live rock, and letting it sit for a while. In the meantime, letting it cycle good. I will eventually add more rock, but will add a little at a time, and let it cycle again. I was told NOT to add a lot at once.

Right now I have really fine sand bedding and wondering what you recommend about possibly adding something a little more course? Also, a sand sifter?
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I have added 6 more pieces of live rock, and letting it sit for a while. In the meantime, letting it cycle good. I will eventually add more rock, but will add a little at a time, and let it cycle again. I was told NOT to add a lot at once.

Right now I have really fine sand bedding and wondering what you recommend about possibly adding something a little more course? Also, a sand sifter?
You can add baserock at anytime which I would do at this point. 50lbs or so would fill your tank its $85 at reefrocks.net
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