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    ianmcalpin

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    quick question

    Post by ianmcalpin on Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:12 pm

    I have a quick question after cycling the new tank how long should i wait before transferring my live stock?
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    Re: quick question

    Post by ianmcalpin on Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:16 pm

    forgot to mention live stock is a few fish and all my sps. i am aware of when the real safe point is just wondering if anyone has tranferred soon then the rough 2 to 3 months.
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    Re: quick question

    Post by dwolson2 on Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:28 pm

    It depends on if you added live nitrifying bacteria or not. After the ammonia cycle, just put them one by one in the tank, for the fish, one per week. Unless you have some big fish, then one every other week.


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    Re: quick question

    Post by nikecivic on Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:06 pm

    if possible, move them slowly to the new tank.


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    Re: quick question

    Post by ianmcalpin on Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:14 am

    thanks for the info ya i use the dr tim one and only which is awsome. and I wasnt sure if it safe because for the most part ive read about not adding sps corals right away to a new tank i few in a pink birds nest in there that i really dont care about to see how he does.
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    Re: quick question

    Post by Crusty Old Shellback on Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:46 am

    Did you fill it with live rock or live sand? If so then the bacteria is already in there.

    But if you let it sit for a few months, you'll see all kinds of stuff start to grow that would normally get eaten. Wink
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    Re: quick question

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:02 am

    Dr tims 1 and only is a good product to get almost instant cycle. and you're right about the sps. even though the tank is cycled for nitrifying bacteria it needs to mature a bit, there are still many different things going on and trying to stabilize. Place your hardiest corals in first and watch their reaction and that will be the judge as to when you want to try the less then hardy corals.

    Good luck


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    Re: quick question

    Post by ianmcalpin on Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:59 am

    thanks for the wonderfull info appreciate it

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    Re: quick question

    Post by Saybng on Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:06 pm

    Just wondering if u r going to add your existing salt water in your new tank? If so that should help with the cycle...

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