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Old 08-21-2012, 01:19 AM   #11
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Right now I would suggest you go out and get a saltwater test kit. Don't add anything else to it at all. You are gonna have to stabilize the water before anything else is added. Check the ammonia daily and most Likly you will have to do large water changes to keep it at safe levels for the fish till the cycle is over. I'm not good a linking things so I would say google fish-in cycle for saltwater and read up. Saltwater is a whole different animal then freshwater research is the best way to understand it.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:24 AM   #12
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Youll need a water turnover rate of 12-14x tank volume ( 3,000+ gph) which can be accomplised with a couple hydor koralia 1400's and your sump return pump(s). Oh and dont forget substrate... And about 250-300 lbs of it. (at minimum) youll also need roughly 1-3 watts of heating per gallon as well. So theres another 250-750 watts of heaters.. (just go with 2 500w titanium heaters).
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:25 AM   #13
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I have all the things you've listed but the rock and I do plan on ordering more rock the tank has ran for 1-1/2 years with 50lbs of rock I know that's not right so I am going to order more as for the price that's not my biggest issue I'm not bashful about dropping some money for a good cause I just need someone to point me in the right direction
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:25 AM   #14
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If you check the stickys in the sw forums on here they will have all the info you need
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:26 AM   #15
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In all honesty id just worry about getting your water parameters under control first ... Thatll give you some breathing room, especially in a 250g
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:31 AM   #16
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I think huma huma could be onto something, maybe seeing if someone could temporarily home the fish that you trust so you can get the tank under control. If you are gonna add more live rock cure it first before you add it to the tank or a whole nother cycle will start! Best of luck will follow along and see how it progresses.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:39 AM   #17
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Atleast that way the OP can focus on smoothin out the water issues. And not worry about the gorgeous fish dying
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:10 AM   #18
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Are you running a sump. Someone correct me but with sharks I think you want minimal rock in the display tank so the shark has room to swim without scratching his belly.

The biggest concern to me would be your boxfish.. If they get stressed and die they can poison the whole tank. Super cool fish but it can be a disaster waiting to happen. Search on this forum for that guy and you will hear some horror stories.
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Are you running a sump.
that's a good question. What equipment did you get with the tank?
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With this shark it dose need rock because it likes to hide in caves and such (learned by lots of reading) as for equipment I have a 40gal sump protein skimmer uv staralizer two 3500 return pumps a wave maker I'm running three 200watt heaters I do need new power heads(sometimes they run backwards) by the way what should I put in the refugeum
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