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Old 07-04-2006, 02:07 PM   #21
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cool, thanks for the info
those damsels will be getting out when the tank is cycled
I don't think you understand what everyone is telling you here, take the Damsels back now and read the post that was already recommended- http://www.aquariumadvice.com/articl...q=2&fldAuto=15
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well thats the only way that i'm doing it, i'm not buying the rock till my fish tank is cycled.
plus it aint bad for my tank, only for the fish, but i'm not keeping the damsels so i don't care about there health. i know its cruel but i'd rather do it this way then to feed the empty tank and let the food rot to build ammonia.
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plus it aint bad for my tank, only for the fish, but i'm not keeping the damsels so i don't care about there health.
You would be better off in another hobby. Your mentality does not fit this one.
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Old 07-04-2006, 07:35 PM   #24
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it aint bad for my tank, only for the fish, but i'm not keeping the damsels so i don't care about there health. i know its cruel but i'd rather do it this way
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Haha. You are going to have continued failure with your tank and waste a lot of money, and kill a lot of animals. I don't know why you think what you are doing is correct...actually you are setting yourself up for a very long and troublesome setup.
If its because that is what your LFS is telling you, again I'd find another store.

Perhaps your company should find someone else to set up their show tank.
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A showcase tank and setting up without benefit of having done sufficient research will not work. True, this site and these folks are willing to bend over backwards to help you, but you've at least gotta pretend you're helping yourself. Seems as though you want advice, but still wanna do things the way YOU think they should be done - along with advice from an LFS, which is always suspect in this hobby.

So, you gonna do this on your own with no research (OK, bad lfs advice doesn't count ) or do you want us to help? Look, I'm not trying to fan any flames here, just observing how difficult you are making this.

Do you have a test kit so you can monitor the water levels while these damsels are cycling your tank? Another thing - your tank is too small for tangs. No triggers either.

I'm willing to bet money that you'll consider not posting any more here and doing this the way you want to anyway. I'd love to lose my money on that one if yuo decide to prove me wrong.
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i know its cruel but i'd rather do it this way then to feed the empty tank and let the food rot to build ammonia.
A dead cocktail shrimp would be cheaper than 2 damsels....

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WOW... I just stumbled upon this thread at this point. Hard to believe the comments about not caring about the health were actually said. Who gets into keeping live animals without having their health at the forefront of their endeavor?

At this point, I wouldn't even bother giving any advice if they do return. It's a lost cause.
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i don't plan on keeping the damsels, the LFS told me i can bring them back. he told me that feeding an empy tank and let it rot will work but it gives the tank all the bad stuff but if i get some damsels and let them eat and digest the food, then i get the good stuff, and about live rock, all the good stuff will die off the cure rock if i put it n the non cycled tank.
and no, i don't have a test kit, i just have the ammonia button. But i plan on buying one this weekend.
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