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post #1 of 10 Old 01-19-2012, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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For the last 7 years ive kept a 90 gallon salt tank, mostly corals. 4weeks ago my area lost power for 7 days and I lost everything. Silver lining, I'm going to convert to freshwater. Anyway in the planning stage pleasedto meet all if you
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-19-2012, 10:18 PM
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dabinla.... welcome to TFK. Glad you joined us.

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post #3 of 10 Old 01-19-2012, 10:20 PM
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I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. That is heartbreaking!!! What kind of fish did you have?

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post #4 of 10 Old 01-21-2012, 12:09 PM
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hello and welcome to the fresh side.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #5 of 10 Old 01-21-2012, 12:49 PM
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post #6 of 10 Old 01-25-2012, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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Hi All,
sorry for not responding sooner. also rereading my above post, sorry about the mispellings, i sent that from my kindle and boy do i dislike that keyboard.
anyway, i had a pair of clowns, 2 pajama cardinals, a file fish. as i said the bulk of the tank was taken up w/ corals and my heart is breaking to even think of the loss. for instance i had an octopus coral w/ about 30 heads on it.

ok onto more positve things...i have set up my 60 gallon w/ some plants and 12 rasboras. i set the tank up on Saturday 1/21/12 and as of today there has been no ammonia in the tank at all. is this normal? should i add a little more to the bio load to jump start the ammonia spike? i feed the rasboras for the first time last night a tiny amount of food.
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-25-2012, 10:13 AM
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post #8 of 10 Old 01-25-2012, 10:32 AM
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have you got any plants in there at all ?

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #9 of 10 Old 01-25-2012, 08:25 PM
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Yes you did say you have some plants didn't you? How many do you have in there? Plants will take up the Ammonia and you won't see a spike but I don't know how many plants it takes vs the number of fish. It's only been 4 days... right? Cycling without plants can take up to 6-8 weeks and with 60 gallons of water you might not see anything for a couple of weeks. Do you have an API Freshwater testing kit?
Anyway, the more plants the better. Good luck with this new set up!

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post #10 of 10 Old 01-25-2012, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, I have a dozen plants...jungle val, corkscrew val, Anubis, some different cyrptos, Wisteria. Thanks for the replies. So more plants? Can I add loaches or do I just need to sit tight for a few weeks?
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