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Old 09-30-2011, 09:47 PM   #21
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Cycling is starting tomorrow, I am just planning ahead, what fish would you get.

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Old 09-30-2011, 09:50 PM   #22
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I have a 20g and it has: a striped goby about an inch and a half long, he's the largest fish I have btw, a two spot blenny, a barnacle blenny and a green clown goby and a yellow clown goby. Most of the fish are perchers or they hang out in the barnacles I have in the tank. The striped blenny is the only fish that actually swims LOL.

You can get gobies, firefish, cardinal fish, blennies, a royal gramma, chromis, clowns theres just so many hehe.

If you get a goby you can get one that can pair up with a pistol shrimp.
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The symbiosis of the Shrimp and the Goby must be fun to watch! Also, i suggest you don't go with aggressive fish like Dottybacks if you are going to get peaceful fish like Gobies.
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:15 PM   #24
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Cycling... how do I start. How do I speed it up.
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Cycling... how do I start. How do I speed it up.
Let it take it's course. Take ur time.
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Cycling... how do I start. How do I speed it up.
Put in ur LR and it'll start.
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Should I run the filter heater and lights while cycling.
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No need to run the lights...
You could get an angler in that 20 long
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What about heater and filter
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Yes, run ur filter and heater.
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Yes the bacteria will reside on all surfaces including the filter so it's best to run it. Yes on the heater. Lights are the only thing that should be left out because you could expirience an algae bloom because of the nutrients and the lights.
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i can still leave the hood (with lights) over the tank, they just have to be off, right
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is this order right for putting things in.
crushed coral
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dead shrimp
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do i need to cycle the water for a pwc
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do i need to cycle the water for a pwc
U need to test it and when the ammonia levels are high, start a pwc.
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Doing a PWC with only ammonia is a bad idea. The bacteria feed off of ammonia, so by reducing the ammonia, you reduce the food for the bacteria to grow. A pwc is only needed when only nitrates are present. Otherwise you'll stall your cycle.
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how do i do a pwc im confused
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I suggest you do some homework,, and perhaps read salt water for dummies. Not trying to be rude
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Doing a PWC with only ammonia is a bad idea. The bacteria feed off of ammonia, so by reducing the ammonia, you reduce the food for the bacteria to grow. A pwc is only needed when only nitrates are present. Otherwise you'll stall your cycle.
Your right... My bad for that advice. I thought about it after I wrote it. Been up since 430, time to lay it down... Lol.
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