Hi from egypt

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  1. wringo

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    I want to say hi gays my name is walid from Egypt i have many freshwater tanks but now i setup the first marin tank just started
    Biological cycle from 26 mar
    Sise : 150cm*60cm*50​


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    We have brought 150 kilograms of natural rocks and the Red Sea
    But it is not live, unfortunately and started the cycle




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    i have
    Protin secmmer
    h\L 2340 External filtr​
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hi Walid,
    Welcome to MASA, if i may critisize, your rocks look a bit tightly packed, perhaps remove some to open up the scaping a bit, it will look better and be morwe effective in keeping your tank free from nitrates.
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    Thanks Mekaeel ​
     
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    thanks Mike i will do
    you are the best
    but when i can add fish in may tank?
     
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    welcome walid.
     
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    HI WALID WELCOM TO MASA
    Yes I agree with Mike for circulation to prevent the nitrate buld up and for the fish to retreat in. It must also look natural as possible. were is your filter pics please. I think you must still wait before you put live stock in you can maybe put in a molly or two, to help you maturation.
     
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    Ahlan w Sahlan Walid a MASA. Kif Zayak. That's my phonetics of egyptian arabic. Welcome to Masa.
     
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    Hi and WELCOME...
     
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    It is cruel to use mollies to cycle a tank :nono: - let it run the natural cycle :)
     
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    Welcome to MASA Wringo, hope you enjoy it here with us. Please read through my signature for some great beginner info. Please be patient to cycle your tank, don't rush to put live stock in. Wait the 4-6 weeks and only if your water parameters test fine and is stable for a week then you can add a clean up crew and after that one or two fish. Also wait a week or so for the biological bacteria to build up before adding more fish. Fish can die from ammonia poisoning if the cycle is not finnished.
    Enjoy the hobby, and be patient ;)

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    WELCOME to MASA, and to this great hobby :thumbup:

    Given that you've had a lot of die-off from your live rock, and that the tank must cycle properly, I would suggest a MINIMUM of 3 months before you add any fish - and if you could wait another month or two longer it would be a lot better.

    Looking at your second photo, what are those red things in the tank? It looks like sponges, and it if it is, I would suggest that you remove them, or at least watch them very closely, and remove them at the first sign of die-off, else they will pollute your tank.

    Be patient, and do a lot of research / reading whilst you wait for your tank to fully mature.

    Hennie
     
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    Welcome Wringo.:) What pumps are you using for circulation.?And what skimmer are you running? Would also like to know what those red rocks are
     
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