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Old 08-11-2010, 03:33 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by clownfish1124 View Post
yup! Also ~3 fish a week is not slow at all! With saltwater it's like 1 fish every few months
I may be wrong then. Probably best to add a couple of small hardy fish, like danios, initially. Wait until both the ammonia and nitrite levels have risen, and then fallen to zero, before adding more fish.
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:01 PM   #47
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I strongly recommend against cycling your tank with fish in it. Too much work keeping up with water changes to keep the ammonia in safe ranges for the fish.

Toss a few cocktail shrimp in the tank and let them decompose. Once the ammonia and nitrite have bottomed out, remove whatever is left of the shrimp, do a big water change, and start stocking. Some people put the shrimp in media bag to help make cleanup easy after you're done cycling.

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