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Old 07-26-2003, 09:58 PM   #1
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NEW 47GAL GLASS TANK

NEED HELP

CYCLING 3WEEKS
RO WATER
TANK TOP FILTER
WET DRY FILTER W/ SKIMMER
9 WATT UV FILTER
CORAL SAND
DEAD CORAL DECOR
PH 8.0
AMMONIA 0.4
NITRITES 0.2/2
NITRATES 10
SALINITY 1.022
TEMP 78 F
TODAY I INSTALLED OUR NEW WET DRY FILTER
ADDED 5GAL RO WATER WITH SALT PLUS TOP OFF RO TO COMPENSATE FOR WET DRY SUMP. THIS MORNING HAD 5 DAMSELS THIS AFTER NOON HAVE 1 WHAT IN THE HELL HAPPENED??????
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Looks to me like the climbing ammonia and nitrites in addition to the O2 depletion from adding mixing SW and a sudden decrease in specific grvity was too much. It is not recommended that you cycle with live fish, there are much more humane ways to cycle a tank, I am disappointed that your LFS hasn't informed you it is not necessary to cycle with damsels, they must be desperate for your 4 bucks per

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