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Old 09-20-2012, 08:06 PM   #11
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Hmmm...and make sure you clip the mesh bag onto something or have a string that goes to the outside of your tank. My best friend somehow would get hers sucked up next to her power head plus it's easier to remove or put more in if you need. It won't smell very good when you take it out either! LOL!
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:09 PM   #12
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Again can't argue with great advice ^^^^

Nikki's got it!
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It won't smell very good when you take it out either! LOL!

Lol quite honestly, it may be one of the worst things you will ever smell!
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ROFL!!!! Yes, it's a TERRIBLE smell! It's totally worth it though! If you don't believe me, have a look at convicts tank!!!
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:31 PM   #15
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ROFL!!!! Yes, it's a TERRIBLE smell! It's totally worth it though! If you don't believe me, have a look at convicts tank!!!
Thanks Nikki! And yeah the smell!! Whew!! lol.
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:28 AM   #16
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Well thank u guys for the advice I added two shrimp to the mesh bag this afternoon n dumped it in... leaving the string hanging... Once again thank u both
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If you want to cycle with fish, add a couple of Hermit Crabs, a Snail and a small Damsel. Have good Filtration but no Protien Skimmer yet. In 4 to 8 weeks you shoud be cycled. Your Live Rock and Live Sand should help you start cycling.
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Oh so a clean up crew will cycle it as well? Trying not to add damsels heard it hard to get em out of tank after u done cycling if u don't plan to keep em
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I'm highly against adding fish for your cycle needs, I've done fish in cycles before having acquired all the great knowledge from the great members on this forum.

Don't ad damsels please, there highly aggressive and yes hardy, they will probably make it through the cycle and help the process of course BUT...

Your gonna want to remove them or it one day and it's gonna be a nightmare!! I say stay away from adding fish.

Fish food, a raw shrimp in media bag will work just fine. Also your live rock will have some "die off" which will help as well.

Just my opinion. Take it for what's it worth, 2 cents won't get a good cup of coffee anymore but it will still get ya some sound advice.

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Well thank u convict.... I did take ur advice and added the two raw shrimp yesterday in the mesh bag... So I'm hoping my cycle starts soon... So this time I will be goin the shrimp smelly way lol, like I said I really appreciate ur advice as I'm newbie to salt water n I'm sure I will have many more questions reason I joined the forum to get the much needed advice once again thanks
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