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Old 11-15-2009, 12:37 AM   #71
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yeah, that is too much of a bioload for your tank right now. you want to take it slow.
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Old 11-15-2009, 04:34 AM   #72
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+1 also when u add fish u dont want to add more than 3 at the most at once and if u add u shoukd wait atleast another week and a half to add more you wanna take ur time
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Old 11-15-2009, 05:32 AM   #73
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+1 also when u add fish u dont want to add more than 3 at the most at once and if u add u shoukd wait atleast another week and a half to add more you wanna take ur time
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:14 AM   #74
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A CUC doesn't really add to you bioload. But that pkg is way too large to start. Most will starve in such a young tank.

Try this site and build a smaller pkg.
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Old 11-28-2009, 10:27 PM   #75
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Ready to add fish?

Sorry for not posting for a while, been waiting on the tank to cycle. Here's where I am: Ammonia and Nitrite are 0, Nitrate is 20-40. Did a 10G water change tonight (75G tank). Two weeks ago I got a small CUC. Most animals made it through but I lost one peppermint shrimp and one serpent starfish. Livestock in the tank right now: two Sally Lightfoot crabs, one Emerald crab, one Porcelain crab, one Serpent star, a bunch of blue/white leg Hermit crabs, one or two red leg Hermit crabs, a bunch of Nerite snails, and a bunch of Nassarius snails. All seem to be doing well. There is also some hair algae growign but not too much.

I think I'm ready to add fish. I was thinking 3-4 Pajama Cardinalfish and maybe a feather duster or two. Are they hardy enough to add now? Thanks.
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Adding the PJ's should be fine, but I would go with 5. They should to be in odd numbered groups of 3 or more. Pretty hardy little guys. On a 75g, 5 of them will barely put a dent in your bioload. Feather duster should be fine too.
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Thanks. LFS has a bunc. Of PJs - at least 5 that I've been watching that look good. And the feather dusters look good, too. I'll pick them up to tomorrow.
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One other question: What do I feed the PJs and the feather dusters?
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Feather dusters are filter feeders and should be fine, but you can add some phyto plankton that you find in a bottle next to all the buffers and supplements in your LFS. The PJ's will eat just about anything. I have mine eating a mix of pellets and a variety of frozen foods.
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the brand kent its pretty good and pretty cheap 2
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