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Old 05-09-2018, 02:11 PM
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newbie here

hi all reefers, i just got a reef tank set up 2 weeks ago,only rock and sand there now.local pet store check the water for me,and they said water was ok for corals and fishes,want to know what should be good to start with that isnt too hard to keep. thanks a lot!
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Old 05-09-2018, 03:08 PM
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As far as my knowledge 2 weeks is to early for a tank that’s not fully cycled yet fish really only 2-3 till your cycle done
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Old 05-09-2018, 03:08 PM
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What pet store was that if you don’t mind
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Old 05-09-2018, 03:17 PM
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Don't do it wait a little longer slow and steady is the key

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Old 05-09-2018, 06:07 PM
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Welcome to MR.
+1 on both above.
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180 Gallon Mixed Reef
40 Gallon Frag Tank
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:25 PM
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+1 on waiting. Having done both quick and slow set up I would definitely take the time to wait, I was much happier with the results
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Old 05-10-2018, 11:48 AM
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Yes, 2 weeks isn't enough. I cycled my tank with pure ammonia to make it go quicker and it still took over 2 weeks to be fully cycled. If you think your tank is cycled and want to see some life in there add some CUC first. I would wait another week or two before adding any fish and some corals.
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Old 05-10-2018, 07:30 PM
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I waited over 6 weeks before adding any fish. Then another 6 months to add coral. Only bad things happen fast good thing take time. Be paitiant and take your time...
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:05 PM
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Remember pet stores are a business that will just try n push their products on you but id wait at least 4 weeks minimum then add a clownfish or something small to help build up the bacteria and keep the cycle going and as always test test test! This is a patient hobby yes their are tips and tricks to help speed things up here and there but the best way is letting nature take its course if you really feel like your set to start adding stuff id invest in copepods and let them flourish for a couple weeks and add a little phyto every couple days great for any saltwater tank and if you get a good population you can get mandarin dragnets and other blennies without the worry of them dying and as always study everything before buying


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Old 05-11-2018, 11:32 AM
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thanks to all the reefers here! i end up buy a frag of pampam xenia to try yesterday, luckily it is still alive this morning. gotta wait little now,till this frag doing good,them i will buy more frags soon. thanks again everybody here.
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