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Old 04-16-2005, 01:13 AM   #11
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I would think you would be just fine. Just keep an eye on the levels and work from there.
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Old 04-16-2005, 02:33 PM   #12
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Well I want to avoid any spikes if at all possible...

Do you think I'm safe after 2 weeks? Or do most people wait 4?
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If your worried then just wait an extra 2 weeks. I know its hard, but it will give you peace of mind.
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Well do I have grounds to be worried, or will he 95% be ok after the 2 weeks?
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Old 04-16-2005, 06:10 PM   #15
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I just looked back at how much lr you have, and I would wait the extra week or 2.
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OK...

So is 3 weeks between the 2 fish plenty of time?

Looks like I'm just getting my new corals tomorrow then and not my new fish!
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I do have a large Eheim wet/dry canister filter, and about 1.5" (bagged) livesand, if that makes any difference to if I can put him in now or not.
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Just tested my levels again, and all (ammonia/nitrite/nitrate) are 0, and have been since I added the last fish 2 weeks ago. Won't the bacteria have caught up by now?
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Just tested my levels again, and all (ammonia/nitrite/nitrate) are 0, and have been since I added the last fish 2 weeks ago. Won't the bacteria have caught up by now?
most likely, but noone will be able to give you any guaruntees. There is (and always will be) more factors than we can consider all at once. The best you can do is make sure things are stable with what you have and that you are comfortable with the way things are before you make any changes or additions. Noone can make that decision for you. IMO, your last addition was only 1 fish. There isn't much for the bacteria to catch up on in that situation so as long as things have stabalized, you should be fine.

Of course, if you were using a QT, you could get the fish any time and by the time the QT period was over the main tank would be more than ready for the addition.

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