general cycling questions

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    1.should lights be on

    2.should skimmer be on

    3.ok now guys i have a major problem my house in jhb is getting sold and moved into on the 16th so i need my fish out on the 16th i just started cycling my tank in the new house today and am dosing stability could i add my fish by the 16th if so what more do i have to do.

    4.i will have to add my fish alll at the same time to get them out on time can i do this or do u guys have any other ideas...

    i have br-70 pellet reactor,160xs skimmer,have matrix in aswell as purigen could my tank handle this ps i am also dosing stability
     
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    1. No
    2. Yes
    3. No, I don't think it will be ready
    4. There is no quick way that is 100% successful , if its your only option it will be stressful , but I don't recommend it
     
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    1. Not necessary, but looks cool!

    2. Yes yes yes!!!

    3. Test your water daily, use microbe-lift special blend. Get some orca cubes. You can super cycle in a week or two, but daily parameter checks on your water is very important!

    4. Should be fine, but how many are we talking about?

    Ps, skimm wet!
     
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    Please note that I don't recommend a super cycle!
     
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    or it may be harder but i could bring 7 less aggresiveand hardy fish aka 2 fire gobies,sand sifting gobie,2 clown fish and my 3 chromis on the 16th and then my yellow tang,blenny,fairy wrasse and cleaner wrasse on the 28th and all my corals and 25kg of live rock that i have in my 240l that all the fish are in now (its in jhb though)
     
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    To many fish, you will have endless battles, land up changing things due to panic and make things worse. Thats my honest opinion in 20yrs of reefing, some get it right but very few.

    If in 11 days u plan to move that many fish after a long drive back into a new tank you better off selling some and keeping a very small selection of your favorites , it's not what you want to hear but there is no quick way
     
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    Yes even 7, my advice is mentioned above
     
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