02-05-2009, 12:29 AM
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As to your question, it is impossible to tell.
Whoa, back up. You should not use fish, especially in SW, to cycle. Good luck getting those devils out. And even saying that you are, six is way too much for a 24G.
In this environment, only bad things happen fast. This whole process needs a delicate balance that takes months to establish, and you rushing it will do more harm than good.
Now, do you plan on making this a FOWLR or reef? Either way I would get some sort of CUC in there after the cycle (which means 0 ammonia, nitrites, and 5-0 nitrates, and 8.0-8.4pH). Start with 1/4 of your stock right after the cycle. Then, the third week after the cycle, get another 1/4. The next week, get the next 1/4. And the fifth week AFTER the cycle get your whole CUC. Thats what I do at least.
Fish is at least 3 months after the cycle.
If I were in your position, I would return all of your damsels (which will most likely mean you will need to remove your rock and then put it back, because these fish are evil), and then get 20-30lbs of nice rock. That is your cycle.