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Old 10-03-2014, 01:07 PM   #1
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Which Corals to go with first?

I'm not adding corals yet, but I would like to have a general idea on what to get first. I have a 25 Gallon High tank with One misbar clwonfish, two red legged hermits, one turbo snail, and a bumblebee. I have about 2 lbs of LR and 25 lbs of Dryrock. Good filtration and temp, PH levels are good and all that. I have had the tank all together for around a month now, and I added the clownfish about 3 and a half weeks ago and the CUCs about two weeks ago. I do not think it's fully cycled, but again, What corals would be good? And how much longer?
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Soft corals are usually a good hardy first choice. Zoanthids, mushrooms, leathers, etc are all good. What lights do you have and what are your parameters? No idea on your cycle without knowing the parameters.


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My light, oh I forgot to say, I'm using a Coralife T5HO with a 10k daytime light and a ATI coral plus light blub. My parameters are PH: 8.1, Salinity 27, Uh... Nitraites are good. I forget what they were but the pet store I go to tested a baggy of water a brought in and everything was great.
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Get yourself a master test kit so you can keep an eye on your own nitrates. API tests will do. If you get into the area of testing for phosphates, alkalinity, and calcium you'll want better brand if tests.


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Okay will do, I do have my own PH test kit and Salinity testing Hydrometer, But that's it. I'll look into that
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if you dont think the tank is cycled than why is there fish in already?
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Old 10-03-2014, 01:59 PM   #7
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Because I used a product called bio-spira. Look it up. It makes it fish ready.

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Because I used a product called bio-spira. Look it up. It makes it fish ready.

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This stuff is supposed to cycle your tank, which makes it fish ready. If you choose to believe that it works or not is up to you. All I know is that whatever is in there has a shelf life that can expire and still get sold if not checked, which may be some of the doubt with the product.
Either way, if you aren't getting any ammonia or nitrite readings when you test then you are cycled.
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Then I'm gonna get it tested again to see if I am or not. Thank you ox

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You should invest in a basic API master kit so you can do your own test for ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate. I wouldn't use API for any other tests, but it does what you need for these basic 3.
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