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Old 02-28-2014, 06:50 PM   #31
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The videos you see are stocked tanks. Your skimmer will skim when you get fish. Be patient
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A little off topic but when I do get fish should I get more than one or get one and wait and see if it lives
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Yes always stock slowly. You can start with 2 depending on the fish
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Start with two small fish, clowns perhaps. You want to slowly increase your bioload (for fish that is) so your bacteria colonies can cope with load and grow, to fast and you will not have enough bacteria to consume the fish waste and will see increases in ammonia nitrites and nitrates which will hurt the anything living in the tank (especially ammonia and nitrites). When it comes to inverts and coral you can add a larger amount due to minuscule bioload. I would say the fastest you could safely add fish would be 1 every 2-3 weeks, coral and inverts you could easily add 6-12 every 2-3 weeks depending on size.
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I plan on doing a 50% PWC then adding fish so two clowns in 20 ppm is safe? Or should I lower them more
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If you can lower them more that's always preffered.
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:53 PM   #37
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20 isn't going to harm them, but get them down as low as possible now, it's easier to get them lowered before being stocked
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