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Old 03-14-2011, 11:45 AM   #1
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I have 40 pounds of rock live sand it's a 84gallon tank two damsels and about 15 little crabs I had these fish and crabs in the tank about a week
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:52 AM   #2
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Are you currently cycling your tank? How long have you had it running before you put fish in there.
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:54 AM   #3
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What are your water parameters: ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and your salinity all ok?
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Well I ran the tank alone with just rock for about a week .Then I got the water tested and the man at the store told me the water was good for two damsels and crabs I had them in the water for about a week now how long do I wait before I can do n e thing else?
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I woul d def get an api test kit. No strips, the actual liquid one with test tubes. Under $30 in the stores and like $20 online. The fish store has no interest in your fish, just the money you will spend on new fish when yours die. Sad but true fact usually
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Well yea I guess that is true I will go out and buy these test kits and I'm guessing that the box will have the levels that I have to have the stuff at
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Just get the test kit and you can ask right here. This is a very helpful forum take advantage of all the knowledge around here.
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Get some more live rock like fifty pounds before going any further would be the best place to start your tank is still way to new for inverts be carefull what you believe from lfs remember they are there to sell you stuff..
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Your levels may be ok at the moment since your tank is so new. But as it cycles you will get a big ammonia spike which can harm your fish. Please keep an eye on parameters daily. And get prepared for water changes. Possibly daily water changes.
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Have you guys ever heard of a product called prime?
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