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Old 11-12-2013, 06:36 PM   #31
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Should I leave it a few days to be sure and test for nitrate and nitrite ?
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:41 PM   #32
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Should I leave it a few days to be sure and test for nitrate and nitrite ?
Leave it until you're ready to get fish. Take it out once you get the fish. You need a constant ammonia source.
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Ok thanks
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:33 PM   #34
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Just done another test today and all readings are at zero. Should I get some cuc first before a damsel or both?
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Just done another test today and all readings are at zero. Should I get some cuc first before a damsel or both?
You should have a significant amount of nitrate. It should not be at zero.
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You should have a significant amount of nitrate. It should not be at zero.
Nevermind. Just read you had live rock.
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So will lr get rid of nitrate but mechanical filtration won't?
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:55 PM   #38
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Start with a small cleanup crew. sand sifting snails and maybe a hermit crab or two.

I'd skip the damsel and just get a fish you actually want unless you want damsels. Keep in mind damsels are very aggressive and will be more so in a smaller aquarium.
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My little boy wants a nemo as you can imagine. Only one though.
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My little boy wants a nemo as you can imagine. Only one though.
Best to wait till your tank has been running 10-12 months before adding a nem. You will need strong lighting for one as well. Not sure if you mentioned what light you have.
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