10-04-2008, 03:09 PM
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Guppies or Mollies to aid cycling?
Hello, I am a marine tank noobie. I am the proud father of a 55gl (~4.5 ft x 1 ft x2.5 ft). My filtration is as follows: Flaval 305 (260 gph), sea clone 100, Whisper Power Filter 60 (left over from fresh water). My base gravel is as follows: 50lbs sand (i know, but i want some burrowers), 10lbs crushed coral, 15 lbs living sand. I have had tank running for about a week to cycle...
So, my question is: I plan on adding some temporary fish to my tank to aid in cycling. I put 12 guppies in my tank today ( 6 fish =$.99 us.). I have heard that mollies may be better then guppies but they are $3.00 each. is it better to have many guppies or a few mollies or even a combo of the two.
Since these are probably not long term fish, i would prefer to not spend too much money. Thanks. Adam