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Old 01-27-2005, 04:01 PM   #1
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I am thinking about getting two firefish for my first fish in the tank. I have a 90 gal. Any thoughts on this?
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Old 01-27-2005, 05:29 PM   #2
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I think firefish are good as a first fish. They are docile in temperment. Do you have a plan for all the occupants of your tank. You want to start with the least aggresive and make the last fish the most aggressive.
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Old 01-27-2005, 05:51 PM   #3
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Not sure on all the fish yet, but i do plan on getting a flame angel fish and maybe another angel fish...(not a dwarf) and i would like to put in a tang. Not really sure on whateles to get
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Old 01-27-2005, 06:50 PM   #4
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Angels tend to be aggressive toward one another... and depending on the species of tang, you may not have enough space (they need a lot of swimming room). Also did you do a fishless cycle??? That would be the best way of getting your tank ready for fish... if you did this, then you are set and I would have to agree that firefish are awesome fish to have!
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Old 01-27-2005, 08:11 PM   #5
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Yes Im in the process of the fishless cycle now. Would i be able to put 2 firefish in the tank?
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Old 01-27-2005, 08:13 PM   #6
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Do you have live rock? have you seen your ammonia and nitrites spike yet?
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Old 01-27-2005, 08:34 PM   #7
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Yes I do have live rock. Its been in cycle for 3 days now. I put in 40# of lr and just put it 10# of uncured lr. I hope its ok to put in uncured. Anyway my ammonia is 2.8 and my nitrate is at 110.
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No need to test nitrate yet. Test nitrite and ammonia. Once thos are 0 you can test nitrate. detectable amounts of nitrites will give you a false nitrate reading.

definitely DO NOT add the fish now. They will die quickly with the ammonia. Let it run its course and get to 0 before adding fish.
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Old 01-27-2005, 08:44 PM   #9
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I dont plan on adding anything yet. Just was curious if I was on the right track for my first fish. My nitrites are at 1.6 now.
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Old 01-27-2005, 08:45 PM   #10
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Cool. Hows your ammonia. Is it lower than 2.8?
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Old 01-27-2005, 08:49 PM   #11
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Well its a little hard to tell, but i dont think it is
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Well since you have nitrites your ammonia should start going down. My cycle took about 10-12 days after I added rock. The rock I got was out of an established tank and was only out of water for 1.5 to 2 hours max.
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Good... I just hope me adding the uncured rock wont doing anything to the cycle
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The uncured may take a bit longer but just do not do any water changes til you get to 0. (unless there is life on the rock you want to keep)
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Sorry .....do anything...
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do doing. I got what you meant. Good luck
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Old 01-28-2005, 05:33 PM   #17
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Ok my ammonia is down to .3 but i still have very high nitrite @ 1.6. Should this be going down soon? Should I remove the raw shrimp now? The tank has only been in cycle for 4 days now.
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