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Old 02-10-2011, 08:09 PM   #1
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mmy tank is cycled whats next?

Ok so my tank is cycled. 0 amonia 0 nirite and 10 nitrate. ishould I do a water change now? If so just a normal 20 percent? Also I was thinking off going. To get a clean up crew tomorrow and ideas on some good ones?
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normal waterchanges are 10%-15% but its always good to do a PWC every other week atleast, its recommended you do one every week though
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Ok ill keep that in mind. I just did a 15 percent water change gonna go get my cuc in the am.
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Sounds good. You are ready for fish. What kind would you like to add? Start with a relativly small clean up crew since new tanks take a little while to build up something for them to eat. As the tank gets more algae you can slowly add more CUC until you reach a nice equlibrium.
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So I added 3 blue hermits and a snail. The three crabs have stayed in the same spot for the last 12 hours rarelymoving. The snail has moved some but has become less active. My sg is .25 the same as my lfs but I still aclamated them for 30 min. My temp is 75 atm I have a heater that is preset I'm thinking maybe my water is too cold. If its not is it normal for them to act in this way?
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You should do the drip method to add anything to your tank is what ive read makes sense if you havent read it you should heres a link

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/fi...ip-method.html
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The hermits may not come out until night
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