adding of fish

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  1. sleepy

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    hi i bought my tank complet with everything,2 chrois 1 yellow tang,
    used 80% of the water with some of my old tank
    its the second week & i added 2 sml clowns
    how long should i wait to buy more fish
    its a 1.5 m with corals
     
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    For how long is the tank running now? I would reccomend every second week or every month. But make sure you quarantine the fish before you add it to your tank for at least 6 weeks to prevent unwanted deseases to your tank. I didn't do that and got whitespot instead.
     
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    this sunday will be the second week
    bourght a 1.4m tank of 2years old bt transfered 80% of th water into my 1.5m tank
    did 25% water change this pass sunday
     
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    er, and the filter media?
     
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    Although we say that we cycle the water, it is not the water we are cycling. It is the completion of the life cycle of the dead organisms in your live rock. Basically the time to complete the rotting away of corpses. Yes, the dead bodies, that must either rot away or be eaten.

    so even with 80% water from your old stable, you are not done with your cycle period. In the wanted threads I see you got live rock from fellow reefers. How good is that rock? Was it exposed and for how long? Anything inside that might have died?

    Only testing the water parameters would tell you. And then the parameters must stay stable for a couple of days to be sure.
     
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    Get sum probidia startup
     
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