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Old 01-21-2014, 01:41 PM   #11
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I haven't considered any fish yet. I don't know very many sw fish, maybe some suggestions? I'd want something pretty easy to care for, and colourful. Ball park how many fish could I have?
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Old 01-21-2014, 05:26 PM   #12
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Im doing the same thing as you right now just starting my first sw(30 gallon hob filter ..... ect) I think im just going to go with a pair of clowns small tanks your kinda limited to the fish you can put in your tank..... myself I just go to my local sw fish store and look at the fish and ask. And I also have a question how long should the shrimp stay in the tank?????

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Old 01-21-2014, 07:14 PM   #13
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Leave the shrimp in until it's mostly gone put it in a nylon stocking so you can remove the goo easier Here's a good site for stocking info Aquarium Fish: Tropical Freshwater Fish and Saltwater Fish for Home Aquariums
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:42 PM   #14
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When the nitrate spikes, that means the cycle is over. Then i would take it out. Whatever you do, talk to us and the fish store. As sad as it is, most lfs will sell u a fish that doesnt belong in a 30 gallon, just to get a sale. We, arent trying to sell u stuff, we want u to be sucessfull. What type of clownfish are you looking at? Other fish options are kauderns cardinals, firefish and royal gramma. Any other questions, just ask?
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:22 PM   #15
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Im looking at ocellaris clownfish and I really wish I would of knowen about the sock for the shimp lol mines been in for 5 days now should I think qbout taking it out now?

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Old 01-21-2014, 09:26 PM   #16
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Test your water, and tell us the results. We can tell u where u r in the cycle. Usually, the cycle takes abt a month.
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:17 PM   #17
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My ammonia is still like 3 or a 4 and ph is 8ish

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Old 01-21-2014, 10:21 PM   #18
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Ok. You are stlii in the beginning phase, so keep the shrimp i for a while
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:34 PM   #19
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Yah thats what I though have you ever used the bio pronto marine? ???

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Old 01-22-2014, 02:38 AM   #20
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Nope. Btw, i have a 100 gallon that had to be cycled 2wice, because i had to move. So if u have any qs on cycling let me know!
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