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12 new cories coming soon.. and question
Old 02-13-2011, 11:30 AM   #1
 
12 new cories coming soon.. and question

In the next 2 weeks I will be getting a shipment of 12 new cories for my 55 gallon tank. It just occurred to me that the big increase in bioload by adding 12 fish all at once will be a problem. Is there something I can do now to help prepare the tank so it won't be hard on all my fish?

thanks in advance,

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Old 02-13-2011, 02:43 PM   #2
 
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That should not be a problem in a 55g--unless is it way overstocked already. I have added more than that with no issues.

I assume the tank is established (cycled, but also established, meaning a couple months after cycling finished). It takes nitrosomonas bacteria about 9 hours to multiply by binary division when ammonia increases, and nitrospira bacteria about 20 hours. This is normally not an issue. If the water is acidic, ammonia will be no issue period. And if you have plants, even less of an issue.

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I agree with byron
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Old 02-13-2011, 04:37 PM   #4
 
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ditto what Byron said.
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:31 PM   #5
 
thank you all for your help.

Now the waiting.. that's the hard part


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