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Old 01-14-2010, 12:16 PM   #21
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Alright. I think i'll be getting my first fish at the end of next week or so. Im in the process of getting 3 powerheads (Hopefully!) cause all i have atm is 1 Rio plus 400 was supposed to be 2. I followed some over advice about putting the fish food in the tank to see if something happened with the nitrates and ammonia etc. If anything happened at all the ammonia etc.. if it could even do that. So what now? like i said before i was under the assumption that the less ammonia i had the better?
yes you are right the less ammonia you have the better but you need the ammonia at the beginning of the cycle to form the bacteria you need to convert the ammonia that comes naturally from living creatures to nitrites, then nitrates. That is "the cycle" once your ammonia is converted to nitrates your good to go.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:23 PM   #22
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haha well it looks like i'll be adding my first fish saturday night. I'll also be getting three more powerheads. 1 Korrilia 3, and two maxi's 1 will be a 900, and the other a 1200. The first fish im going to be getting is a Percula. I figured i might as well get my fiance into this so she's not so mad about the prices after she gets her little fish.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:39 PM   #24
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good luck keep us informed.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:10 AM   #25
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I just had a quick question. Can you have to much water flow? I was thinking some corals dont like alot and then some do. but could i have to much? i just dont know the rule of thumb for that.
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As long as the sand, snails and hermits aren't flying around it should be okay. Really just point your ph's in different directions until you hit the sweet spot. I had a placement chart but can't seem to find it now. Try searching for PH placement on this forum.
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:11 PM   #27
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Here it is: go to entry #12 for diagram.
Getting more water movement
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Thanks TC. I think I'll take a look too. Saw a Cow fish at my LFS today. Was extremely tempted.
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Cow fish are not for me: "Lactose intolerant"!
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lol My tank is too small anyway, yet, he was oh so very small!
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