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Old 05-24-2014, 02:51 PM   #11
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I too would strongly suggest getting a test kit, you wil be very glad you invested in it I promise you.

As for stocking, its best to take you time with it, I know its hard to do but patience is key is allowing things to settle.
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Old 05-24-2014, 03:09 PM   #12
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Exactly I'm glad I got this app cause I had no clue to stock slowly
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There are some excellent stickies on here that explain why stocking slowly is better. Basically though it all boils down to giving your beneficial bacteria a chance to catch up to the bioload, while protecting your existing fish. Ammonia spikes are deadly, which is why testing and water changes are so important. You'll read it here many times and it's true, patience is the key.
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Well what I've read I need to keep a look on water for a week if still good out a couple more in then repeat the process. I guess I'll be in the market for a test kits
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