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Old 01-25-2013, 05:12 PM   #1
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Cycling

Wondering if i should use fish to cycle tank? And what kind?
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:15 PM   #2
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Go fishless. use pure ammonia or a dead shrimp from the grocery store. if you end up using fish I've heard that people predominately use damsels although they may be a pain to get out of your tank once you're done with cycling.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:34 PM   #3
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If you go fishless you should get some sand from an established tank if you can. Or get some cured live rock that will speed up the process immensely.
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Mollies work. And they are inexpensive. Cycling my tank with them right now. Paid 2.19 each.

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Mollies for a saltwater tank? Arnt mollies freshwater fish? Wouldnt they die?
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And i bought some live sand off of ebay for .87 a pound? Called pure fiji argonite live reef sand?
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Yeah mollies are brackish so they are both fresh and salt.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:23 PM   #8
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And as far as the live sand goes I've heard mixed reviews on that stuff. I've heard a lot of the good bacteria dies off during the time it sits around on shelves. I considered it when I started but I ended up just using cured live rock and I had no issues.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:47 PM   #9
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Mollies for a saltwater tank? Arnt mollies freshwater fish? Wouldnt they die?
You can acclimate a Molly to saltwater and back to freshwater lol
In the wild they live where at times high tide floods their water with saltwater and then it goes away.
They can be kept in freshwater, brackish or saltwater. I just got doing a lot of research about this subject after I was told this by a person at petco that I thought was "on some good stuff" lol turns out she is right
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:57 PM   #10
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I didn't think they could go back to freshwater after going full salt, they will only be able to go back to brackish, that's why a lot of places consider them brackish now
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