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Old 09-02-2010, 04:39 AM   #11
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WHAT SIZE TANK DO YOU HAVE? .
It's posted right in the thread itself... a 125 gallon tank. Also the damsels were very small... I brought up to the lfs guy that 5 seemed like a lot, he responded that the damsels were very small and in a tank this size it shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:42 AM   #12
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Well, he sure was wrong now wasn't he! Well, what's done is done. Do not buy anymore damsels and read up on "fishless cycling" on this site and go from there. I am sorry you had to learn the hard way.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:14 AM   #13
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I'm curious as to what kind of LFS would sell you 5 of one kind of damsel. You were begging for aggression issues in the future anyways.
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I'm curious as to what kind of LFS would sell you 5 of one kind of damsel. You were begging for aggression issues in the future anyways.
The kind that figured the damsels wouldn't survive the cycle and planning on a repeat customer.
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The kind that figured the damsels wouldn't survive the cycle and planning on a repeat customer.

Yup that's the type. Sounds like he has a lfs that is only in it to make sales and not giving reliable information to get repeat business.
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Many of these shops also cater to other pets, dogs, cats, birds, lizards, snakes..
Ever wonder what they sell these unknowing pet owners that are not needed or bad for the animal?

I have a pet store less than 5 miles from me but I drive 40 to one I trust.
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The kind that figured the damsels wouldn't survive the cycle and planning on a repeat customer.
I bought them w/the understanding that they could be traded back in after I cycled my tank.
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Just to not put more fuel to the fire. I would recommend also to start your cycle is to add some fish food daily just to get your cycle started as well- Even though I know most folks use Damsels- But we heard at AA we like to do the No Fish cycle way- We just want you to get started so you can enjoy the fish that you buy.
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Just to not put more fuel to the fire. I would recommend also to start your cycle is to add some fish food daily just to get your cycle started as well- Even though I know most folks use Damsels- But we heard at AA we like to do the No Fish cycle way- We just want you to get started so you can enjoy the fish that you buy.
So you guys really think it was over toxicity based on 5 small damsels in a 125gallon tank? I believe u if you say it just saying I didn't think that would be anywhere near bad based on my experiences w/freshwater fish anyway...

Now that they're all dead do I just keep the tank empty for a few weeks or what is the next line of fire so to speak?
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Get a test kit. Read up on fishless cycling and follow that and your fish tank will be up and running in no time at all.
Also read up on the nitrogen cycle and you will see how your fish died.
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