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Old 03-28-2011, 06:52 PM   #11
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i think you just added too much livestock over too short a period
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So, continue PWC's until levels even out....
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:40 PM   #14
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4 fish is a lot to add all at once, but i am suspicious about buying "cured" rock from the LFS, because they only have one or two rock bins. how can they have cured rock when they are constantly adding more uncured rock to their tanks? that rock would be going through spike after spike.
hardly cured IMO.
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4 fish is a lot to add all at once, but i am suspicious about buying "cured" rock from the LFS, because they only have one or two rock bins. how can they have cured rock when they are constantly adding more uncured rock to their tanks? that rock would be going through spike after spike.
hardly cured IMO.
Your advice is important to me...what is the best path forward. I don't want my fish to suffer from my ignorance.
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just keep an eye on parameters, and feed sparingly. fish produce waste when they process food.
keep a water change mixed up and heated, in the event of an emergency.
after a few weeks the bacteria colony should have been strengthened enough to handle the new bio load.
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I don't have a saltwater tank and I don't know if this is true, but I've heard a few times that whatever quantity of fish you'd have in a freshwater aquarium (following the one inch per gallon rule), you'll want half that number of fish for a saltwater (one inch per 2 gallons).
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Mr X,

Should I be doing daily 10% or 20% water changes? I did the 10% change last night and test everything again 5 minutes ago and found zero improvement.
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if you can, i don't see a daily 10% water change to be a problem. remember- the solution to pollution is dilution.
the inches of fish per gallon rule doesn't work at all for salt water.
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