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Old 05-11-2005, 08:43 PM   #1
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my first time

i put in 2 dansels and the question i have is now what am i going to expect ? when should i do a water change or another water test please help if you guys can
p.s. when do i know when the cycle is complete it's been a month so far i know it takes 3 months just how will i know when its time for some coral or clams
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Old 05-11-2005, 10:06 PM   #2
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I wouldn put coral in the tank right after the cycle.....just from what i herd, its better to wait a little....(anyone correct me if im wrong but I did read that in a thread before) and also...3 months for a cycle? I think thats a little long
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well its bee about a month and a half and i just put the fish in today so i want to know when the alge will show and when to get some life in that bastard
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Old 05-11-2005, 10:58 PM   #4
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The average cycle takes 4-6 weeks. Purchase a salt water master test kit, or take your water to your LFS and test your perams. If all looks good then your cycle is most likely complete.

As for adding coral, just like GoodFish said, wait a while. Most people say 6 months to a year to let your tank establsih very well. I wated 4 months before I added anything.

Just remember to have patients!
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Old 05-11-2005, 11:07 PM   #5
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also, you should read a lot!! maybe get the marine aquarist by robert fenner...highly recommended by many people here at AA

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also, you should read a lot!!
The articles on here are great too. I wish I had read the one about fishless cycling before my cycle was complete
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