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Old 04-10-2005, 06:32 PM   #1
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Period between adding fish...

I just added a royal gramma to my tank last sunday...

Will this Thursday (ie. 11 days after) be too early to add another fish (fireball angel), or would you wait a bit longer (some say 2 weeks?) for the bacteria to catch up with the new bioload?

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Old 04-10-2005, 08:15 PM   #2
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Hey Mark I cannot remember the size tank you had, and how long it has been set up.

If it is a decent size tank, and it is pretty well established then I think that the 11 days would be enough time given the size of both of these fish.
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Hi revhtree, thanks for the reply!

It's a 35gal tank, and it's been set up for 12 months.

As I dont have much LR (my Eheim wet/dry provides most of the filtration), I dont want to rush things and upset my tank's water quality by adding the 4th (and last) fish too soon!

How long would you suggest leaving it before adding the fireball?
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If you are not using qt, I would wait another week or 2. Also gives the tank a good amount of time for the bioload adjustment.
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Bugger, was hoping to add him this week before he gets sold at the LFS
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Old 04-11-2005, 04:52 PM   #6
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Put some money down on him....
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Hehe...

So you'd wait 3-4 weeks between adding fish?

If I go this Sunday, it'd be 2 weeks. Is that too soon?
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I don't think so but the size of fish matters as well as the levels of ammonia. I haven't had any problems but they are relatively small, easy fish with a 110 gallon aquarium.
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Both fish are quite small, about 2" each. No ammonia yet, and it's been 10 days since I put him in.

Am I safe to go get my angel tomorrow, or would you really wait a week or so more? How long do people usually wait between adding fish?
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Can I get him on Sunday, which will mean there's been 2 weeks between me adding the 2 fish?
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