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Old 07-31-2010, 12:11 PM   #1
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hello from the uk

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im newby who has bitten of more than i chew . ive just started a fo salt water tank. put my first fish in and now the panic has set in. should off started with fresh water but there aint no turning back now.ive got a pair of clowns in there.
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Hi,

Here's some quick reading for you.
Stock list and tips for maintaining your SW tank

How to cycle your tank with out the use of fish

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An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: A Quarantine Tank for Everything by Steven Pro


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Forgot to mention. Take the clowns back to the LFS if you can. Then properly cycle the tank before adding any fish.
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Good advice from cmor above. If the LFS will take them back that'll alleviate the immediate panic.
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not posable

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but unfortunatly thats not posable as i will be working 7 till 7 from tomorow till wendsday and cant get to the fish dealer.i was going to do a water change if amonia gets to high . what sort of levels do you recomend to do this?
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Welcome aboard. Any ammonia level is lethal. You`ll have to do lots of frequent PWC`s and it will really slow down your cycle. What would have taken weeks will now take months. You `ll need plenty of patience. Dont add any fish till the cycle is complete.
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Welcome to the site great advice given above. +2 for cmor and +1 for melosu lol.
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Old 07-31-2010, 04:47 PM   #10
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ok thanks for the input i was thinking maybe i could put a small amount of live sand to speed up the cycle . would this help i was thinking a killo would this help?i was trying to stay away from live rock and sand and useing a canasta and a fluedized sand bed fillter. i have not got the sand bed filter yet.
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