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I'm getting back into saltwater....sort of
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fishboy
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PostPosted: 2003.06.19(Thu)20:13    Post subject: I'm getting back into saltwater....sort of Reply with quote

Well, it's summer and I'm earning a wage, and I have some more free time, so I've decided to get back into saltwater a little bit. I have an existing 10 gallon with just a lemon damsel in it and a piece of liverock. (I was in saltwater once and when I got out I just couldn't get rid of it everything Very Happy ). I have a Skilter 250 on it. I have an empty 20 gallon, and I think that I want to turn that into my saltwater tank. I was thinking that I could fill it with the existing water from the 10 gallon (which is probably closer to 6 or 7 gallons because of all the sand and rocks) and the rest with new mixed water. I would put all the sand in it and then put the filter in, this way I would save all the beneficial bacteria. I would put the lemon damsel in after about a day of letting it settle (I'd be keeping it in a container overnight, of course), and it should cycle pretty fast or perhaps not need to cycle at all, right? If it does need to cycle, would this little lemon damsel be enough or should I get a couple more damsels? I'm planning on this just being a fish-only tank.

Thank you in advance for your help! Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2003.06.19(Thu)21:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

It wouldn't need a cycle that would just be a 50% water change. Wink Good luck.
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PostPosted: 2003.06.25(Wed)19:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually it might throw it into a cyle you shouldnt actually change more than 25% at a time unless of an extreme emergency. If you can keep your fish alive in the other container for a few days and test your water to make sure I would suggest that. It may or may not cycle because that would be pushing it.
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