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Old 09-09-2012, 12:01 PM   #1
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Hello Everyone,

I just started a 32G Red Sea Max 130D. I always wanted to get in the hobby of Reef Tanks, but always became scared when time to put it in motion. I have heard so many neg. things, also many postitive as well. I'm pretty excited I have stepped up and started. I'm here to learn from any and everyone I can that is willing to give there knowledge. I'm looking forward to learning and moving on and growing in the hobby.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:53 PM   #2
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Congrats on the tank! Just remember in SW nothing good happens fast. Go slow, research, and ask questions here & in no time you will have a beautiful tank.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:19 PM   #3
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Thanks, I have been doing nothing but reading books and reaserching as much as I can. Question, about how long should I want before I put snails and shrimp and crabs in my tank to clean up.
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As long as the cycle takes. Once ammonia and nitrite rise and fall to 0 do a water change to get nitrates down to acceptable levels and then add your stock.... Slowly.
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My cleaners should be added before i even think about adding corals right?
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:01 PM   #6
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Well you have to make sure the cuc has food. I would add a small cuc with your first fish and add the rest later so you don't add too much.
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+1 on the GO SLOW. When bad things happen in SW they happen fast. We learned the hard (expensive) way with our first tank. Patience is a virtue when starting a SW tank. But oh it is SOOO worth it. Have fun.
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