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Old 12-23-2005, 10:07 AM   #1
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I recently started a salwater fish tank about a week ago. I have one piece of LR and a yellow tail damsel (for cycling). I will add the rest fo my live rock (about 30 more pounds) once the tank has cycled. My question is, should I be doing weekly water changes while the tank is still cycling ??
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Maybe for the damsel's sake you could. Otherwise, no.
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Maybe for the damsel`s sake you should have read the article about a fishless cycle. Using fish to cycle the tank is a big mistake and disservice to your damsel.
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You should have added all the LR in the beginning that way it all is cured at the same time. Adding more LR if not fully cured may cause a new cycle. And do small water changes to help out the damsel.
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everybody has there owns opinions how to cycle a tank
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I dont doubt that you are sincere in what you are saying. But you are sincerely wrong. Open your eyes and smell the facts not your opinions.
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opps some people got offended....let me reword that...there are many ways to cycle a tank.......choose wisely,
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Yes, you are correct there are many ways to do things in this hobby.
How about giving some advise that someone can use.
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show me where i was giving advice?
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The "new" in thing is to cycle without fish, as I have learned, but being an old fart who has been with fresh water for 25 years, some people still use fish for cycling. And yes my LFS did recommend using a damsel for cycling. But I am surprised at how "nasty" people are on this site, when I am only looking to learn about saltwater fish keeping. A less direct approach would be appreciated instead of a scolding. But I do thank all those who responded for your help, and I appreciate it.
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