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Old 11-11-2012, 01:15 AM   #1
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i feel like a loser

After reading many post on this site I feel I have done everything wrong. I now wait to see if my tank with fish will make it.
Its been a week and I have live sand and rock. I think it cycled already but might be wrong. All my levels are good and so I added a damsal and scooter. Then a few days later I added 2 clowns. Now I'm scared a can loose them all. Any advice?
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:18 AM   #2
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After reading many post on this site I feel I have done everything wrong. I now wait to see if my tank with fish will make it.
Its been a week and I have live sand and rock. I think it cycled already but might be wrong. All my levels are good and so I added a damsal and scooter. Then a few days later I added 2 clowns. Now I'm scared a can loose them all. Any advice?
Hi it's easy to get excited and get them fish but all you can do now is keep a close eye on those parameters what kind of filtration are you running
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:40 AM   #3
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As the previous poster said, test ammo, nitrite, nitrate every day. If ammo or nitrites go above 0.25, do a PWC to get it down below that level. This will be a lot of work and might require PWCs every day, but it'll keep your fish alive. Good luck!!
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I have a 25 gallon eclipse tank. I have a skimmer on the way. For now I'm finding my filters and changing them every few days. I have been doing tropical tanks for 15 years and thought I was ready.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:57 AM   #5
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I have a 25 gallon eclipse tank. I have a skimmer on the way. For now I'm finding my filters and changing them every few days. I have been doing tropical tanks for 15 years and thought I was ready.
You can research all you want but experience is best. It will all come together and be worth it. There are many people on here with tons of knowledge so use it to your advantage. I run a skimmer a canister filter and live rock and tank is in amazing shape so you will be fine.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:21 AM   #6
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I have a 25 gallon eclipse tank. I have a skimmer on the way. For now I'm finding my filters and changing them every few days. I have been doing tropical tanks for 15 years and thought I was ready.
Never change a filter pad. Never! Haha it may look super gross, but its full of beneficial bacteria and without that bacteria your tank will have to re-cycle. Take my word for it and dont change the pads. (i hope thats what you were talking about) lol
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They are eclipse carbon filters. I'm sure I need to change them so it can filter all the bad stuff. The Bio wheel I won't change.
So if I do daily water changes I may be OK?
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Listen to jack (nunu). Don't change them, just rinse the gunk off of them in old tank water. That way the bacteria will stay alive and you can get the gunk off. But, really, your damsel and clowns could be ok. But your scooter is definitely a goner if you don't return him. They eat 1000s of Copepods a day and a 1 week old tank doesn't have very many at all. Some people struggle to keep them in established 125s. Return him and keep your current stock, do pwcs and you should be fine. I wouldn't add any more fish though, that's pretty stocked. GL!!!
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They are eclipse carbon filters. I'm sure I need to change them so it can filter all the bad stuff. The Bio wheel I won't change.
So if I do daily water changes I may be OK?
Or you dont have to listen... Your call, its not my tank.
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See if you can get your hands in some mysis shrimp as your blenny was probably trained in the lfs to eat them. If so, your blenny should be ok as well.
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