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Old 09-16-2008, 08:48 PM   #11
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Adding three fish right off the bat is more than I would've done, but I can understand why you did it - the chromis want to come in all together. But because of the sudden increase in bioload, I'd definitely hold off on corals for at least a couple months. Months... not weeks.

That article about adding corals first, then fish is really bad for a lot of reasons. First, as cccapt mentioned, fish cause more issues with bioload than corals. Period. Second, you need an ammonia source (fish poop, respiration, etc) to keep your biological filtration alive. Best source for that is fish. That same waste from the fish will also help feed coral. Finally, "adding coral" isn't a one time thing. It's not like you do it once and move on. Or at least everyone I know doesn't tackle it that way. It took me a year to fully stock my tank with fish. I can't ever see being "done" with stocking it with coral.
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Ya I kinda didnt agree with the article saying add as much coral at once then add fish part.

And now.. I guess Im not listening to the article at all.. lol
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