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Old 07-07-2011, 04:12 AM   #21
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When cycled my tank it had portably 6 hermits in it all lived even though nitrates where pin well off the scale for prob 6 months
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:28 AM   #22
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When cycled my tank it had portably 6 hermits in it all lived even though nitrates where pin well off the scale for prob 6 months
Hahaha yeah. Do you think that if my hermits and snails can live, so can some clowns?
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:00 PM   #23
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Hahaha yeah. Do you think that if my hermits and snails can live, so can some clowns?
He probably could, I wouldn't add any fish to a cycling tank. It's cruel and unnecessary. And tons of work for you 'coz you'd have to keep ammo/nitrite below 0 with daily PWC, sometimes more than once a day.
IMHO, it's more rewarding to add a fish to a clean safe tank when the cycle is done and your CUC has worked on whatever mess the cycling process left behind.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:02 PM   #24
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I would second the no fish til youre cycled. System may be able to handle it but the fish might not. And it would require so much more work if there were any spikes in parameters.

Just wait it out a little while longer......
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:04 PM   #25
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He probably could, I wouldn't add any fish to a cycling tank. It's cruel and unnecessary. And tons of work for you 'coz you'd have to keep ammo/nitrite below 0 with daily PWC, sometimes more than once a day.
IMHO, it's more rewarding to add a fish to a clean safe tank when the cycle is done and your CUC has worked on whatever mess the cycling process left behind.
Ok cool. Yeah thanks. I have no money right now and so I can't buy anymore salt. My bag that I have has enough for maybe 10 gallons of water. I know.... So since I have hermits and snails, do I need to feed them?
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Ok cool. Yeah thanks. I have no money right now and so I can't buy anymore salt. My bag that I have has enough for maybe 10 gallons of water. I know.... So since I have hermits and snails, do I need to feed them?
I didn't feed mine, there was enough algea and detritus for them to feast on.
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I didn't feed mine, there was enough algea and detritus for them to feast on.
Well I don't have any algea yet...
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Have you got live rock? If you do they'll be algae on that for them to eat. Don't worry they'll find something
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Have you got live rock? If you do they'll be algae on that for them to eat. Don't worry they'll find something
Haha ok. Thanks. I bought my rock from Petco and they sell by size and not pounds. ( good for me. I know people that work there and they give me larges for the price if a small. ) how can I determine how many pounds of live rock I have?
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Weigh it. Lol
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