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Old 09-14-2012, 12:17 PM   #11
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No need for a water change yet... Just do top offs for another week. I would test again then. If nitrates are higher you're good!
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:18 PM   #12
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0-5 is a sustainable level... I would feel safe adding a little fishie in there... Just keep an eye on the water params. Looks good though, I was pretty excited when I hit that point
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:25 PM   #13
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0-5 is a sustainable level... I would feel safe adding a little fishie in there... Just keep an eye on the water params. Looks good though, I was pretty excited when I hit that point
Going to get 5 gallons of RO water as a top off then. Add some snails and hermits and maybe a couple of chromis. Think that'll be ok?
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:29 PM   #14
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Just top off what has evaporated. I do it every couple days, about 1.5 gallons in my 55... Yea, you could add those, just don't go overboard in feeding. Probably 2 chromis and a couple hermits/snails..
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:22 PM   #15
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Ok so I picked up a dozen hermits, 5 snails and two green chromis. On a drip now. Ran my water specs through my LFS and they suggested a pair of clowns and even corals already. Shocked me! But I'm going to wait a few weeks and I'll probably upgrade my bulbs in my T-5 set up just to be sure.
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:28 PM   #16
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Nice... And be careful from LFS recommendations, they're also SALESMEN lol... Wayyy too early for corals IMO... Good luck let us know how this purchase goes!
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Will do. Everyone is in the tank. Clean up crew went right to work. However, one chromis went straight to the bottom back and is hiding while the other is out swimming around.
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How long did they ACC for?
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:32 PM   #19
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An hour, hour and a half
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:49 PM   #20
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All good. They are swimming all around the tank. Thinking my next purchase in a few weeks will be a pair of perculas or a goby
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