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Old 06-02-2012, 09:28 PM   #1
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Stupid question lol

So it's kinda a stupid question but do you need fish before starting to add coral to a reef tank?
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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You need something to build up beneficial bacteria in a tank and maintain it. Corals will do the job after the tank is cycled. There are many people that will only keep a Few shrimp and maybe one fish in their reef tanks. Just make sure you have the proper levels before adding coral to include

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My tank has been running since January. I had a few fish until a month ago when they all died from tainted chemicals. I changed 75% of the water and changed the filter carbon. I will be adding fish but I am going on vacation for a week and don't want to rely on the person who's watching my house to feed them. I was thinking of adding mushroom coral to the tank before I leave and have the lights set to a timer. Will that work?
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If you haven't been feeding the filtration I would still check. One mushroom won't hurt tho
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