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Old 07-05-2005, 01:32 PM   #1
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is the cycling done

I started a 20 gallon tank. first I used live sand for about 3 weeks. some diatoms started to develop. later some bright green alge started to develop. I then added two yellow tailed damsels with some pvc for hiding. they both died. let it sit for about a week with dead fish. Then added two stripped damsels, 12 turbo and 14 pounds of live rock which came with a crab and a hermit crab. the perameters are ammonia-0, Nitrite-0, Nitrate-10, pH-8.4-5, SG-1.025 and temp is 79. all seem correct but the fish died again. I haven't seen the crab since I bought the live rock. is the tank done cycling and if so why are the fish dying

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Old 07-06-2005, 10:09 AM   #2
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The only think I can think of is that something is wrong with your test kits. Are they brand new? That's a lot of fish loss, and as you know damsels are very hardy. I think your ammonia is really high and your tank is not done cycling yet. Do you have a skimmer? Also, for a small tank like yours it takes longer to cycle. Lets see what the others have to say.

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I do not think your tank has properly cycled yet.
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Old 07-06-2005, 03:45 PM   #4
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Dont you get a mini cycle when you add more LR?
75g w/ 30g sump, 160# LR, 60# sand: Inverts =18 turbos, 30 nassirus's, 40 blue leg's, 5 emeralds, 1 CBS, 1 skunk cleaner, 1 brown gulf shrimp? and various other LR hitch hikers yet un discovered or un-ID'ed
Fish=1 yellow tang, 1 yellow headed jawfish, 1 pink/blue shrimpgoby, 2 perc clowns.
Future fish = 1 sixline, 1 lawnmower blenny
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