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Old 12-17-2011, 02:47 PM   #1
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new tank finished cycling.

Hi all. I am hoping someone can answer this question.

I have just finished cycling my tank with raw shrimp for nearly a month now. My ammonia is 0 nitrites 0 and was nitrates of 40. I have went to lfs and they would only sell my a cuc of 1 cleaner shrimp and 1 red leg hermit and told me to come back in a week to get some fish. I explained that I have completed the cycle and I needed the water to get rid of high nitrates even though I have sump with chaeto.

I assumed and read up that I can put fish straight in or my cycle will stop because inverts will not produce enough ammonia to keep it going.

Question is who is right and any advice appreciated
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That's amazing normally they try to sell u the whole store ..lol
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The cycle won't stop maybe slow down or speed up depending on how u are cycling seeded sand live rock ect..... I would put some hardy fish damsels or clowns after a week or so after clean up crew one thing with sw is time more time tank is established the healthier the critters inside
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If your tank has completely finished cycling, fish can be added, especially some of the more hardy kind. I would be more inclined to add a hardy fish than invert at this time. I don't really understand the practicality and advice from your pet shop!
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