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Old 02-11-2012, 03:50 AM   #1
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how do know when the tank is done and ready

to place corals and fish
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Really new to this so please anyone correct me if I'm wrong. By done I am assuming you mean cycled making the tank water safe from ammonia, nitrite & nitrate. I have just yesterday after 3 weeks put my fish in the tank after it completed its cycle. Have you tested the water quality at all? If you don't have a tester you can get your lfs to test it for you. When it's ready it's ready their is no visible sign. Then I have been advised to wait a good while before putting the coral in. 3 to 6 months, longer for certain coral. I am just enjoying my fish & rock for now. Will add a cuc tomorrow .

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Old 02-11-2012, 08:45 AM   #3
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Agree^ after cycling add a fish or shrimp or whatever livestock slowly. Corals need established tanks I believe
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:01 PM   #4
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yeah thats what i meant but what numbers those chemicals should achieve in order to be done? i have a 75 gallon
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Zero ammonia, Zero nitrite, and low to no nitrate.
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