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Old 12/21/2006, 01:54 PM
vbaykut vbaykut is offline
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"reef sand" urgent help pls

hi!

I have a new setup (30G-1 week old). Just add nature's ocean bio-active live aragonite reef sand. On the peckage it says "during the first month introduce no more than 1" of fish per 5 gallon salt water"... I want to add 2 clown fish and the tanks is only 1 week old....

I need to know if anyone tried it before????

test results...
ph 7.8 (I know it must be 8.2)
ammonia 0.25
nitrite 0
nitrate 5
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Old 12/21/2006, 02:02 PM
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Before you put any fish in, the ammonia needs to be 0.
So I would say no, wait for 1-2 weeks more.
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Old 12/21/2006, 02:02 PM
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Old 12/21/2006, 02:02 PM
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see that ammonia you listed. That means no fish in the tank. Not one, definatly not two. Either confirm the reading, retest, have someones else confirm the readings to be safe. And get the PH balanced first. If the tank is only a week old, adding anything now will most likely kill it. Adding live sand doesn't mean you now have a comletely cycled tank. You did cycle the tank first right? Which can take a week to several depending on the amount of live rock, weather it was cured first, ect. ect. ect....

ignore what the bag says and listen to people here on reefcentral, you'll get better information.

and fwiw, there alot more water parameters you should be checking. make sure the tank is stable before adding livestock or you are just going to stress the fish out as you struggle getting the PH and everything else balanced out.

AND QT the new fish first. if you do this, you'll have a month to let the tank mature more. Read through some posts and see what happens to newbies who don't QT their fish.
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Old 12/21/2006, 02:12 PM
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thanks guys...

"do not wait just add fish" (written on peckage) It's assertive, isn't it?

just i wanted to be sure if its true and thanks for your answers.
it seems i will be watching only pods for a while )
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Old 12/21/2006, 02:27 PM
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thanks guys...

"do not wait just add fish" (written on peckage) It's assertive, isn't it?

just i wanted to be sure if its true and thanks for your answers.
it seems i will be watching only pods for a while )
Dont believe everything you read on packages.. they tend to favor the company.. not the hobbyist.

Personally, I have had a 55 set up for over a month with nothing but DIY rock, fresh sand (w/established sand to seed), a little chaeto, and some rotting silversides.. the diatom bloom is nice to watch tho =) So, it does take some time.
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Old 12/21/2006, 02:41 PM
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Dont believe everything you read on packages.. they tend to favor the company.. not the hobbyist.
You got that right!!!!!!!
 

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