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Old 09-19-2011, 05:04 PM   #1
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Newbie seeking advice *** help***

I have a 30 gal saltwater tank for 3 weeks now just added 3 chromis a week ago. levels have been
ph-8.2
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hydrometer is in range
So today i did 20% water change when should i expect levels to come down?
Fish are fine .
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:08 PM   #2
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The levels may go down a little bit. Did you cycle your tank? Welcome to the forum!
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:11 PM   #3
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The levels may go down a little bit. Did you cycle your tank? Welcome to the forum!
I have done tropical tanks for years was always afraid of saltwater . read a few books and talked to few people. Not once have i heard of cycling a tank until i looked hear . Im not being a smartass but what is that/
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I have live corral shells in bottom and about 5 lbs of live rock
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Here I have a good article that talks about cycling if you already have fish.

I just learned about cycling but I already have fish. What now?!
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