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Old 07-12-2006, 11:05 PM   #11
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IMO A 29 is way too small for a Tang, "Dori fish". As for the shrimp, they don't mean a live one they are talking about fishless cycling, which is the responsible fishkeepers way of cycling a tank. here is an article on that http://www.aquariumadvice.com/articl...q=2&fldAuto=15
If you decide not to go the fishless route you will need to do around 5gal pwc daily for probably at least a couple weeks. It would be a lot easier to go the fishless way. I don't mean to sound like a harsh prick, I just don't like fish to suffer.
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Old 07-12-2006, 11:39 PM   #12
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you just confused me big time..... today is my second day with water live rock and 4 fish. what do i do for this next upcoming weekk.... and i put that fast 48 hour cycle? explain simple please because all these terms confuse me and i just get lost.

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The shrimp is a cocktail shrimp from your local grocery store. They are used, in place of the live fish, to start your cycle. Right now, those poor fish are in a sewage pit. I suggest you take them back to the store and buy a raw, unspiced cocktail shrimp. Drop it in the tank. The rotting shrimp will produce ammonia, which will produce nitrites to nitrates. Once all those levels spike and then balance out to 0, your cycle will be over. Then you can start adding live stock. Take a look around on some websites and see what you like. Once you have an idea of what you would like to add to your tank, ask here, if it will be compatible with your current setup.

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well for fish... i want a couple clowns, the yellow ones im not shure of the name?? theyre completely yellow? and maybe 1 or 2 more fish not shure on which i want? any suggestions???....

how long does this cycle usually last?...
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how long does this cycle usually last?...
About 4-6 weeks, usually.
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Cycles can take a long time.....even though your fish look good now, they will be dead in a couple days, probably, unless you do massive water changes.

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