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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-04-2013, 06:20 AM
Fishermike
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You can keep doing what you're doing until you're ready to add fish.

Not sure what you mean by adding full load, though - IME, It's always a good idea to go slow when adding fish to a new tank, even a fully cycled one. Many fish really don't like being put in a "fresh" tank (see otos, rams, etc.). Nitrifying bacteria, once present in sufficient numbers, can reproduce rapidly to adjust to increased stocking over time. You shouldn't see a significant ammonia or nitrite spike when you add a few fish at a time.
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