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Old 05-29-2011, 11:38 PM   #21
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What do u mean by "a lot more humane"?
Even if a fish does make it through a cycle its life can be shortened from the ammonia it has been exposed to
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Good point!
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I test my water often and my levels are where they need to be. I have 2 clown 2 diamond gobe 14 snails 1 domino damsel 2 yellow tail damsels and a yellow tang and they all seem to be doing great they swim all day long.
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My ammonia has been down I am using prime to keep it under control. My nitrite is a bit high last I tested was at 0.2.
Your tank isn't cycled if you see any nitrites or ammonia.
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Yes I did a 25% water change and today I did a 10% change cause I thought maybe that would help with the problem I'm having. But it didn't I was just wondering what it may be. I read online that it can be part of the cycle.
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It is, but the point everyone is making is that your tank is not cycled, and shouldn't have livestock in it. It is both inhumane and inefficient. Having livestock in the tank actually slows down the cycle and creates more work because you have to do PWC to keep things alive.
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So should I take the fish out into a tank with only water till it cycles?
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No, there is nothing you can do at this point besides keeping up with PWC. Unless you can return the fish, or have someone with a cycled tank that will look after them for you.
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The tank will cycle, it just takes a little while. Your LFS really steered you the wrong way unfortunately.
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Did you say anemone? Won't live a cycle, sorry to say. I would try and remove the clowns if you could, and possibly the damsels, too. I mean, they could easily live if you keep up on water changes, but then the cycle will take months rather than weeks.

Also, the little white baby star fish you mentioned are probably asterinas. Can be quite a nuisance if nothing in the tank eats them. They multiply like rats.
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