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Old 05-12-2014, 05:08 AM   #11
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If you used live sand and live rock your tank wont have much of a cycle.
Do a 20% water change to lower your nitrate.

Test it again. Your nitrates should be under 10

And your good to go. Add some fish

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If you used live sand and live rock your tank wont have much of a cycle.
Do a 20% water change to lower your nitrate.

Test it again. Your nitrates should be under 10

And your good to go. Add some fish

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although he has nitrates it is over a unit of time greater than 24 hours more than likely. in order to ensure the cycle is complete you must re-test to make sure that ammonia turns into nitrate in 24 hours. That is when you know the cycle i complete.

Do not add fish until your sure that your cycle is complete by performing the secondary test we have described.
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Well tank appears to be cycled cause my levels are within range after water change. I went ahead and grabbed two green/blue chromis'. I'm going to see how it goes for awhile. Now I need some input for a good clean-up crew? Also how long should I wait before putting them in?
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I like blue and red leg hermit crabs they give you more life in the tank

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I was thinking about those. I want snails but no idea what kind to get. Also how many of each is a good starting point?
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