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Old 03-14-2011, 12:05 PM   #11
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i have my 50g wich is cycling and i have a 3g which is holding the damsels i think they are bad luck tho lol
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Yeah the 3g will prob kill the damsels. I would save them somehow, even just give them back to pet store. lol
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how much ls u recommend?
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:09 PM   #14
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If you are going to start your cycle all over again put all your rock in there. It will cure while the tank is cyclying. May take longer to cycle though. Good luck
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Sorry didn't see page two. Lol
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I have a regular sand bed in my 29 gallon and I have 31 lbs. I'm not too sure on how that calculates out usually. I think its' like 1 to 1.5 lbs per gallon.
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thanks. When i add my sand do i remove the ocks then add the liverock back into the tank?
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I was told to add my rocks first then the sand. I personally didnt like the idea after I tried it. had piles of sand around the rocks. But they say the rocks can shift so maybe it was good advice. You can probably do it better than I did, I filled my whole tank up then put the sand in. lol lots of mess
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I'm sure some people will yell at me for this... But I would put the damsels back in the tank. It's a rather large tank and I expect a ton of the bacteria to still be there. I just did the same exact thing with my mother's 40G except I put everything back in the tank. The pebbles got sifted, but stayed wet, and the both of the filters were still wet when I filled the tank up back up so I know I didn't kill any bacteria colonies. The day after I cleaned out the tank one of the cichlids laid eggs-they'll only lay eggs if the conditions of the tank are kept well.

I'm not sure what you kept, but if you're using the same filter your tank will cycle probably less than a week.
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:23 PM   #20
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what i did was remove the damsels from the tank, then the lr the i sipioned out all of the water, scooped out all the sand threw it away, carried the tank outside removed all the gunk in it put it back, then i filled it up with water then i mixed it with instant ocean salt, put my two powerheads in 2 mix it, when i became clear i added my lr back into the tank, now it is sitting there
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