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Old 12-07-2005, 11:31 PM   #11
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Any way you can take the chromis out and eitherQT or get the LFS to hold for you. Think highly of your fish`s lives and you`ll be a true aquarist
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Old 12-07-2005, 11:37 PM   #12
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Patience grasshopper....
It is places like this site that will steer you in a much better direction than most lfs, here we are concerned for your success and inhabitants happiness, there they are concerned about paying the bills....which means don't believe everything you hear....experience is the best educator...oh and read read read as much as you can...
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Old 12-08-2005, 12:31 AM   #13
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I know the Pet shop want my money. They told me I could get 2 more fish but I said no. Instead I got 5 LB of LR. I do still have the 3 fish and the 1 hermit but I am adding LR only till my Cycle is done. My Amonia is still 0 My nitrate is between 0-5 ppm could not tell color was dark but not dark enough to be 5. But not light enough to be 0. Now what are good color to look for on LR? About how many more LB should I add this week?
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Old 12-08-2005, 12:54 AM   #14
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Also How are the Pet Shop are to pack Live Rock?
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Old 12-08-2005, 12:27 PM   #15
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If your using cured LR you may not have a cycle, you should look into getting at a min 1 lb per gallon or LR. I would not add any more fish for a while. Keep testing for ammonia and if you start to get a spike a water change will be needed to help the fish live. Like the others have said you need to take your time and go slow.
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I would bump the temp up to 78 or so..
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I am now up to 9LB of Live Rock and 60LB of Live Sand. This is the 5th day of my tank running and it is at Ammonia .25 Nitrate 5.0 Nitrite .25. Is this good?
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Well it shows that your tank is cycling but you should not have any live fish in your tank as they will either not survive or become very mean from going through the cycling process. Just dont add any more fish till everything checks out at 0. Esp. Ammonia and nitrites. It will probably be another2-3 weeks. I wish there was a way we could make your LFS trade places with them.
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Yep. Watch your ammonia, then your nitrite go down to zero. Your tank is cycled then and ready for fish. Slowly. And continue to watch ammonia and nitrAtes as you add fish. Slowly. And cleanup crew. And hopefully after quarantine (Fish).
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The Localy Pet shop told me I need to add Stress and Zeme on is that true? I added them when I started the tank but he said not that i have ammonia to add zeme.
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No that is not true. Let your tank cycle now for the next couple weeks. Dont add anything to it till everything is at 0. This LFS would be better suited for the food service or housekeeping industry.
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