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Old 07-24-2012, 08:14 PM   #1
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New 55 gallon saltwater fowlr

I am new to saltwater but am finding out quickly that this is way different than fresh water. My question is should I do partial water changes during my cycle of this new tank? There is 75 lbs of live sand and 60 lbs of live rock in there . No thoughts yet on fish for at least 6 weeks. Also suggestions on live stock would be great!
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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Nope, no water changes... Just let er rip! I just cycled a 55 starting June 13th... Already have 4 fish in there and my water is good except for a small phosphate spike.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:00 PM   #3
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What kind of fish do you have
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:10 PM   #4
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2 mocha clowns, algae blenny, clown goby, and a tiger goby... Assorted snails, hermits, and a sea urchin. Just keep checking ur water... I did every day for 3 weeks...
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2 mocha clowns, algae blenny, clown goby, and a tiger goby... Assorted snails, hermits, and a sea urchin. Just keep checking ur water... I did every day for 3 weeks...
If i can count correctly looks like you have 5 fish, not 4 lol
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2 mocha clowns, algae blenny, clown goby, and a tiger goby... Assorted snails, hermits, and a sea urchin. Just keep checking ur water... I did every day for 3 weeks...
How much water do you change and how often? Sounds like the way I might go with fish.
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Haha thanks Nu! I consider the clowns 1 haha
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:18 PM   #8
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How much water do you change and how often? Sounds like the way I might go with fish.
Well after its cycled, I change 5 gallons a week, an usually have to top off about a gallon every other day... Make sure when you top off evaporated water, it's fresh water and not salt. But use salt water when you actually do a change.
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Hey, just because i have an identical twin brother does that mean we are only one person?!? Lol mocha clowns are beast though!
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Hey, just because i have an identical twin brother does that mean we are only one person?!? Lol mocha clowns are beast though!
Touchť! Ok ok 5 fish!
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