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Old 03-07-2014, 12:36 AM   #1
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Is water okay to add fish?

Salinity------1.024
Alkalinity----214.8 ppm Kh
Nitrate------0
Phosphate--2.0
Calcium-----<520 (15+drops)

Would I be able to add fish now? Just wanted a clown for the time being
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:23 AM   #2
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Did you test for ammonia and nitrites?
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:29 AM   #3
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Nitrites at 0 ph at 8.1 didn't get an ammonia test yet that's coming in the mail
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:32 AM   #4
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How long have you been cycling? What have you been using for an ammonia source?

Only way to see if your tank is ready is to test ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates.
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+1. As stated above you'll need to be testing your ammonia, trites and trates during your cycle and I wouldn't put anything in your tank until you are absolutely positive that your tank has cycled and you know what your water params are
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:22 AM   #6
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Is water okay to add fish?

I used tap water with conditioner but live sand and love rock, I've been cycling for about 2 weeks now.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:54 AM   #7
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Don't use tap water if you plan on having any corals. If so drain and restart with rodi water. You really shouldn't use tap water for any saltwater aquarium.

What are you using as ammonia source?
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:49 PM   #8
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Is water okay to add fish?

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Went to my lfs and had them test my water, I've since then added salt to make it 1.024 and all the other stats I posted before are the same

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first tap water is a NO NO it has way to much phosphate
ro/di is the way to go
what size tank is that out of curiosity
just looking at the amount of live rock in the tank
I doubt it fully cycled in 2 weeks if it even did at all
what did you use for a ammonia source did you bring it up to 4ppm for your cycle and watch it drop to 0ppm
until you have a proper test kit don't add any livestock
I would hate to see everything die as the salt water hobby isn't a cheap hobby to begin with
understand no one wants to see you fail we want you to succeed and to enjoy your tank for years to come
best of luck
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