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Old 02-11-2005, 07:17 AM   #11
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I'm anxious to finish cycling so I can add anenome
I also believe you did finish cycling, but like all else said, too many fish. Too much too soon. The bacteria created by the cycle is only smaller numbers this early, As you slowly add fish, you increase the load on that bacteria. Te bacteria will catch up and increase in time, but not enuf for that many new fish at once.

I've got 1 clarkii clown, and a blue damsel and 1 midadlantic blue tang. I've got about 30 lbs of figi live rock and live sand. They are happy.
They'll all be seriously infected with something or die soon though IMO. Sorry to sound like that, but 20ppm on the nitrates is an accepted high range, and you've got 4 x that much. 4 or 5 inches of fish in that tank may be your max anyway, and that's considering the slow increase of the good bacteria along with the slow increase of inhabitants. You've probably got that 5 inches in in a 6 week old tank.

You gonna take the fish back right? I'd recommend the clowns and maybe another small fish ulitmately in the 29g, but still not all at one. The anenome may come along after some months, depending on how you stock your tank and the overall stability of it.

Good luck. Hope yu do this right. You'll enjoy it so much more.

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