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Old 02-26-2003, 02:17 PM   #1
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Hello all.. after 7 weeks of cycling I finally acquired my 2nd addition, a small snowflake eel. ( the first was a damsel, and he is still alive and doing great )He has made himself at home in the live rock and yesterday showed intrest in eating (although he has not yet, the damsel keeps getting to the worms before he can, but i made sure he was eating before buying him... anyway) I wanted some advice on when to get start up the protein skimmer ( bakpak2) Is is to early to do so? Also , just to make sure of myself on this one.. I should wait approximately 2 weeks before introducing the next fish ( probally huma trigger, or lion fish). Right?
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The protien skimmer can be added as soon as you want, however it will not do anything until their is enough waste to pull out of the water. I always added skimmers early just to be safe. I would weight 2 weeks to add your next fish.

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Old 02-27-2003, 10:44 AM   #3
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Yeah, 2 weeks is fine. If you test your water you will probibly notice a slight increase in ammonia. Once your ammonia, nitrite, and nitrates are back to 0 you'll be all set. Just remember to be patient.
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