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Old 06-25-2012, 10:38 PM   #11
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You need to die. ._.
LOL.

I agree, just stock after the tank is cycled and you will be much happier!
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:39 PM   #12
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OMG SRY AUTOCORRECT!!!!! I meant to say theyll die or you need to wait lolz. Sorry buddy HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Good luck. Just wait it out.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:40 PM   #13
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Ok. v.v
But I'm not willing to die anytime soon.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:35 AM   #14
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If you forgo the expense of buying the critter, then you can use that money + some more money for a bottled bacteria product. Many people on this forum do not like it, but I actually like it. This is you can add your stock immediately, but you need to test daily and change the water as needed. This method is for people with little to no patience.

Best to wait out the cycle though
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:51 PM   #15
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Lol I have no patience...... I forced myself to wait haha. Actually......... I was told by the lfs to do a fish in cycle. Lol. I would wait now though.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:55 PM   #16
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The lfs just wanted your money. Doing a fish in cycle should be personal preference for someone who knows what they are doing. I've always done fish in cycles with freshwater and never lost a fish. For saltwater I say do it fish less. I'm impatient too so I know the feeling lol
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:03 PM   #17
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Put pictures of the fish you want on the back of the tank, move them around once in awhile sounds stupid but it helps with the wait
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:14 PM   #18
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These are inverts hes talking about, not fish. Yes likely they will all die. Your asking for many problems down the road if you cant muster up some patience. This whole hobby is a waiting game.

Many experienced reefers understand why its best to wait, and we often express this to no end, but the advice is usually ignored.

Also expect algae if your keeping your lights on during cycle for any liveatock. One of the facts that most dont think about. Nitrates and phosphates spike considerably during a cycle. Introduce light to the equation and you have an algae cocktail. And often its a pain to get control of.

Think about what would make you get so frustrated you would quit the hobby, usually out of control algae is at the top of the list.

So let me save you money and frustration when i advise you to wait.
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Yes i know there inverts but that"s where it starts. Man those hermits are boring think i'll get some fish. Stupid fish died guess i'll get a few more lol

+1 "So let me save you money and frustration when i advise you to wait"
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:21 AM   #20
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Don't worry.
Ive decided to wait.
I'm on week two.
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