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Old 06-09-2012, 02:52 PM   #31
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Wait should I wait to even add live rocks??
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:53 PM   #32
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Add all the rocks now and then do your two month wait just incase the rock brings more ick in your tank .
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:01 PM   #33
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Wouldn't I want to hold off then on the rocks if it brings more ich? Where does this stuff come from anyways?? Grrrr
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You want it in there when there is no fish so it ( the ick if any ) will die in the two months
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:23 PM   #35
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The ick will die in the salinity no matter how many rocks you have. They low salinity will kill your live rock and sand do you will have to recycle the tank most likely. I sadly agree with nunu. If I were you I would try freshwater. Salt is really difficult in comparison. You also need to do a lot more research........ 2 tags and a puffer in a 55 isn't even close to ok. Read thousands of articles and threads on keeping tanks. Knowledge and patience are the key. A freshwater tank for a year would be good so you can get used to basic husbandry, than move to salt.
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:37 AM   #36
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I do not think that doing freshwater first does much to prepare someone for saltwater. I think that she just needs more research and to ask on forums like this before making future purchases. Randomly buying is not wise, as the order of putting the fish in needs to be considered almost as much as what types of fish. Maybe post a list of the fish you eventually want and get feedback. She has plenty of downtime now to figure these things out. Maybe time to find a better store that can give good advice too.
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:23 AM   #37
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^ agree, IF you stay with saltwater. I was reccomending freshwater first just to get used to basic water changes, testing, and things of the such before she really gets dedicated. If your set on salt, do alot of research, and ask as many questions as you possibly can. GL!!!!!!
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