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Old 05-11-2011, 06:59 PM   #11
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since you already have livestock do a large water change and monitor the parameters for a couple weeks to see if you get anymore spikes
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:00 PM   #12
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Cycle your salt tank

I just learned about cycling but I already have fish. What now?!

Have a read
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Actually one didn't make it so I replaced it because someone said the amount of ammonia should stay the same or something.. The guy at my first LFS suggested I buy the $6.99 chromis to cycle.. Go figure

So yea other than the little one everything has been good and my water hasn't looked better than it does now.. But I'll be keeping an eye on it
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yea some local fish stores suggest you use fish to do a cycle so they have a sale its a common practice
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IMO return the fish if you can and do a fishless cycle, it'll save you plenty of money like that chromis loss and more in the long run.
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are you sure your nitrates are 0? 2 weeks with fish in your tank pooping and eating ( i assume you fed them) you would have saw some type of spike in parameters did you ever have nitrate at all?
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YES there were definitely nitrates before today
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:39 PM   #18
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wait so you had nitrates before today and today they read 0? did you do any water changes or anything? i'm gonna go with flake they wouldnt just disappear to zero on their own
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dream what would taking the fish out do for the cycle/parameters?
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:45 PM   #20
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Taking the fish out would do nothing for your cycle but it would keep the fish from being stressed and dying.

It's kind of cruel to the fish.
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