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Old 10-28-2012, 04:17 PM   #11
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Ok thanks so if i do that drop it just leave it in there n never touch it or take it out? Im not dull honest lol just new to this thanks for advice
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Drop it in & leave it be until your cycle is complete, then take out what ever is remaining. Helps to put it in a mesh bag if can you get one.... cuts down on the mess. You'll probably have some pretty high nitrates at this point, so you'll want to do a significant water change to get those down, then begin adding your livestock.
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Thank u so much for advice will do this tomorrow . So when cycle is complete i need to change 90% of the water? Also what would u advise to stock a 40 liter wall hung aqaruim fish n invert ta
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:26 PM   #14
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Yeah, at 40l, I'd pretty much do a complete water change since you're not dealing with that much. As far as fish, you're going to be pretty limited with that small of a system.... here's a link to LiveAquaria's nano fish section, which will give you someplace to start in fish selection.....
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Ok cool with a complete water change thanks for the link but how many fish r we tslking to put in? Also can i put shrimp n snails in there ?
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Probably looking at one or two small fish, a cleaner shrimp or couple smaller sexy shrimp, and a couple nassarius snails for your sandbed & couple astrea or margarita snails for the rock/glass.
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Ok but i got no live sand in there or no live rock does that matter ? Thanks u been so helpfull
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The sand will become live over time. Rock is not required, but fish like to hide when they get scared and to sleep. If they have nothing to hide in/behind, they can get stressed and get sick. So if you don't like rock, add a decorative flower pot on its side or some plants or something for them to hide in. That item will then also grow BB and help get rid of the ammonia and nitrite.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:10 PM   #19
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Aww right cool got plenty of things like that got 2 plastic plants which look real got fake coral and a log which they can swim tho or hide in heres a pic

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What are you using for filtration? And as far as the sand, it doesn't matter that it's not live, it will be eventually, and the nassarius snails help keep it clean & stirred.
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