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starting up a new tank
Old 02-27-2007, 02:32 PM   #1
 
starting up a new tank

okay i have a 120 gallon tank with a 55 gallon sump and all th goodies to go with it....i am not sure about the salinity though....what should it be at....i have been told 1.027 and i have been told 1.021 can i have some suggestions and also how long would i have to wait to put damsels or mollies in...i want them to help the cycling process and help me to perfect my fish care taking qualities thanks guys and girls
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Old 02-27-2007, 02:42 PM   #2
 
a nice good number is 1.023.
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Old 02-27-2007, 02:52 PM   #3
 
okay thanks alot.......but how long should i wait till i put a fish like a damsel in?
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Old 02-27-2007, 03:03 PM   #4
 
well you couls wait a few days, and put a fish in like a damsel. it will start your cycle.
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Old 02-27-2007, 03:08 PM   #5
 
thanks alot everyone
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:13 PM   #6
 
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Decide if you really want a damsel. A lot of people are unfamiliar with the fact that when you add one by themselves to the tank for a few weeks to cycle the tank, they think it's theirs and theirs alone. They'll try to kill any new fish. Trying to get a damsel out of a tank with rock is almost futile. A damsel is not necessary to cycle a tank.
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:16 PM   #7
 
do a fishless or live rock cycle if you arent doing a species only tank with damsels. If you really want them you should add them last with other aggressive fish to prevent violence.
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:52 PM   #8
 
55g sump How about some pics?
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:22 PM   #9
 
i am not quite sure how to put pictures on this site so if anyone could run me through the process i would be glad to put some picutres up and i am open for any suggestions and unfortunately i have already put the damsels in the tank i am sometimes impatient which is a horrible attribute for saltwater tanks i here lol o well i will put up some pictures though
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