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Old 12-29-2011, 11:09 AM   #11
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How long is a typical cycle?
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Every cycle is different .....Just google "the nitrogen cycle" and you'll understand it a lot better,,and will be able to see the step by step process
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YUP!!!!! Those fish all need 125+ tanks. Sorry. Those fish thats FTMMWS suggested are great!!!!! Would look really good in your tank!!!!!!
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:46 PM   #14
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YUP!!!!! Those fish all need 125+ tanks. Sorry. Those fish thats FTMMWS suggested are great!!!!! Would look really good in your tank!!!!!!
Just found out my mom has a 150G tank she isnt using at home.... so if i aquire that and get it set up.. i am guessing it will be ok to leave the puffer in there (my 60gal tank) for a few months.. He isnt super big right now.. maybe 3 inches?...
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:50 PM   #15
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He may be gone for awhile if levels are kept good but make sure to get the 150 soon. Gl!!!!!
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:19 PM   #16
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And consider not using chem ph adjustments. I am more of a fw guy, so if I am wrng some saltier members can correct. But fish do better with balance ph. And chem adjustment of ph often leads to spikes or drops down the line. I always recommend acclimating ur fish to the ph or using natural buffers to adjust ph. But again. I don't have an awesome reef tank either... So someone else comment further.
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:16 PM   #17
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Recommended to have at least 150lbs of LR for a 150g. Get a skimmer that can hang on the side of your tank. It'll really help your system.

The hex tank is the least ideal fish tank for large fish.

Its a tough project. Good luck friend!
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:45 PM   #18
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Well I meant to write earlier in the week but ita been crazy busy. Long story short. It's my fault for not properly cycling my tank... We lost all 3 fish on Monday am. Even with adding stuff and pwc just wasnt enough. Lesson learned. unfortunately these guys had to be lost. So here we are wed night. My tank is def in a cycle. Monday ammonia was 8 and nitrites were 0. Today ammonia is about 4 and nitrites are at 2-5. Nitrates are around 10-20. Water is at 1.021-1.022. Is that too low? Only thing in there is live rock? Thanks for everyone's help. After the tank is READY we will only stock it with proper fish
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:55 PM   #19
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I would get salinity to 1.026 over time. Thats seawater.
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:03 PM   #20
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I did have it higher when the fish were in there but ran out of salt to mix back in after the last water change. This weekend I will add more. I guess I was wondering of that was ok for the live rock..?
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