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Old 02-17-2005, 10:57 PM   #11
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Thanks lando! That seems to be the predominate feedback. I don't mean to hijack this thread but I think mjvincent will benefit from the different responses.

Just for info, I had my water tested at two lfs's and both said it was fine. One even gave me $25 credit for a lost Perc Clown. That's why I posted my story for mj. Bottom line, even though water parameters read "good", two weeks is too early to add fish.

Curious though, why are the shrimp and crabs thriving?

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Old 02-18-2005, 07:18 AM   #12
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runway, i would also add fish SLOWLY, one at a time and space them out with a new tank, also, the tang you chose should be keep in a mature tank, as they are tougher to keep.


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Old 02-18-2005, 07:39 AM   #13
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Well ammonia and nitrites read 0 yesterday. Talk about a fast cycle. I used about 14 lbs of lr in my tank with regular argonite sand (not livesand too expensive imho) and three damsels. I know, I know the use of fish in cycling a tank is not condoned on this website, but I am old school and haven't lost a fish yet to cycling. I apologize if I have offended anyone. Now I have the brown diatoms in my tank blooming and was thinking of getting a cleanup crew after doing my partial water change (probably 20%). What do you guys think?

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