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Old 05-17-2007, 06:36 PM   #11
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Wow, nice catch, I totally missed that!?!?
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To take that one step more. What kind of substrate are we talking about?
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Old 05-17-2007, 06:41 PM   #13
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your f/w bacteria will not speed up your cycle...totally different than s/w bacteria. In fact all the sand and media should have been thoroughly cleaned and rinsed with fresh water before converting over to s/w. So, did you just leave your f/w tank as it was and add salt or did you add all new saltwater?
Yes totally correct. My suggestion would be to buy new sand and seed it with some LS from your LFS.
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ok its PFS, tank was drained out, added new water at high temps to kill, drained swashed, and then filled with SW i had mixed up earlier. I realzie its different bacteria just hoping there would be a faster spike to ammonia is all. Media in the filter is brand new (bio max, some carbon for now and sponges that will be taken out if i add lr or coral and i'll replace/throw in some rubble later)

I've 2 more questions, it seems my MTS have gone SW now.... and also what are mollies compatible with (i've been thinking of acclimating them to sw once the tank is going nice)?
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Mollies can be FW or brackish as I understand it.While I'm not 100% sure,I'm pretty sure that they will not live at the salinity levels needed for "true" SW fish.
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You can acclimate them to the higher salinity, but this process takes time and I am not sure on the whole process.
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