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Old 10-04-2009, 01:19 PM   #31
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Cycle Ready?

Thanks melosu.

Ive been slack with photos - will get some.
Day 8 tests:

Ammonia - 0 ppm
Nitrite - 0 ppm
Nitrate - 10 ppm
SG - 1.023
pH - 8.3
Temp - 25 Celsius (77 F)

Went into the fish store to double check my results - same as above.
So from recommendation of the LFS, I'm going to do a 20-30% PWC. Thoughts?

They also said I was ready for the first set of fish - I want some Blue/Green Chromis, or Jade Damsels to start. They said 3-4 will be fine. Do you think this it's ready?:p


Pics of protein skimmer & test results tomorrow.
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Old 10-04-2009, 01:45 PM   #32
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Sounds like you are done to me. I would start with the chromis and skip the damsels. Damsels are not nice to other fish, naughty little guys....
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I was told these are the same fish? (Blue/Green Chromis and Jade Damsels) I checked on live aquaria, and the jade damsel in the store looks identical to the blue green chromis on the website)


They said these fishlike to school.
How many do you think is OK to add? 3 or 4?


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Ahh...my misunderstanding, sorry. Most fish that have "damsel" in their common name tend to be agressive. Chromis are fine and very peaceful little guys, and yes, they do like to be in groups.
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OK, finally have some time to post the pics of my skimmer -




Looks really messy - will have to work out a way to clean it up.
Its also really loud too - so i might look at getting a smaller pump, and shortening the inlet hose so it doesn't stick so far down.


I took my water in to be tested and they had the same results as me:

Ammonia - 0 ppm
Nitrite - 0 ppm
Nitrate - 10 ppm
SG - 1.023
pH - 8.3
Temp - 25 Celsius (77 F)

They advised me to do a PWC - so i did 20% and this brought the nitrates back down to 2.5.

I went back the next day and bought 3 Blue Green Chromis, 2 astraea snail, 1 stromb snail. And decided to move the clown from the 10g.

I acclimated these with the air hose drip method for around an hour including floating the bag in the aquarium.




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And here are the little guys after 3 days of being in the tank.

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Looks great. Btw u might wanna change your signiture lol.
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Looks great. Btw u might wanna change your signiture lol.
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Great. Keep up the good work.
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