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Old 02-13-2007, 04:45 PM   #11
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Also, try to feed sparingly while your tank is cycling.
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Old 02-13-2007, 08:50 PM   #12
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Speaking from expierence of having to catch 2 damsels you will want to get those guys out of there before you have coral and other critters in the tank. I had to take every thing out of my tank (of course I moved the tank a bit in the process..you know kill 2 with 1) to catch those little devils. I don't recomend doing that after you have your tank cycled and stocked!
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Man, Damsels get such a bad rap ...

Depending on the condition of the LR, cure/uncured, you might not see a huge ammonia spike but you could also see a hellacious one. Definately test for ammonia and adjust you water changes accordingly.

I don't advocate using damsels to cycle but when I started out in the hobby 11 yrs ago, that was all anyone did. I can't imagine adding 8 damsels though. Might be better to remove them now vs later. I have 2 in my tank and I like them. Would not want 8 though.
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I don't think that all damsels are bad..I just got unlucky with the 3 I had. The only one I really liked and caused me no problems at all decided to take a giant leap for fish kind.
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