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Old 10-28-2013, 10:37 AM   #1
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Can i add fish?

Just set up a new 15gal fowlr tank and I was wondering if I can add fish straight away?

The sand isn't live but the 15lbs of rock I have were taken from a mature setup at my lfs.

The temp is stable and I have all the equipment and test kits I need to run the tank, plus another 13gals of premixed water for any pwc.
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Just set up a new 15gal fowlr tank and I was wondering if I can add fish straight away?

The sand isn't live but the 15lbs of rock I have were taken from a mature setup at my lfs.

The temp is stable and I have all the equipment and test kits I need to run the tank, plus another 13gals of premixed water for any pwc.
What are your tests at? Dont add fish yet because there is a major die off when transporting live rock. When was the tank set up?
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:15 AM   #3
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What are your tests at? Dont add fish yet because there is a major die off when transporting live rock. When was the tank set up?
Tanks been up about 2 days. Can't test right now due to being at work.

Can test in around an hour.

You said major die off. Is that even if the store is 10 min drive away?
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Tanks been up about 2 days. Can't test right now due to being at work.

Can test in around an hour.

You said major die off. Is that even if the store is 10 min drive away?
You won't have major die off but you could still have a mini cycle. It would be good to test and see where your parameters are at just to be safe
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You won't have major die off but you could still have a mini cycle. It would be good to test and see where your parameters are at just to be safe
Ill test as soon as I get home.

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Quick testing showed these results.

Ammo .25-.50ppm
TrItes .00ppm
TrAtes .00ppm (didn't test as no nitrite usually indicates no trates.)

Ph 8.0

Guess I'm not quite ready for fish.

The die off will help cycling the tank so that's a positive.
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Quick testing showed these results.

Ammo .25-.50ppm
TrItes .00ppm
TrAtes .00ppm (didn't test as no nitrite usually indicates no trates.)

Ph 8.0

Guess I'm not quite ready for fish.

The die off will help cycling the tank so that's a positive.
Yeah, just follow through with a cycle, about 2-3 weeks should be fine
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I have no nitrite but I get nitrate ... I would still test it
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I have no nitrite but I get nitrate ... I would still test it
I think that would be a good idea aswell
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I have no nitrite but I get nitrate ... I would still test it
Ill test in when I get back.

I also found some snails that must've stowed away in the rock.

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