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Twistersmom 01-29-2009 09:25 AM

Yea!!! Fishless cycle is complete!!!
After 4 weeks My tank is now ready for fish! Its a 55gal light brackish tank. This is my first brackish, cant wait to get some fish in there! Ammonia and nitrites have both dropped to zerro two days in a row!

Neah84 01-29-2009 10:08 AM

Awesome! Do you know what all your going to put in it?

Twistersmom 01-29-2009 10:17 AM

I just ordered 5 orange chromides and 4 knight gobies from The Pet Place. They cant ship them do to the cold weather, but they are holding them for me and will ship out on a warmer day.

Neah84 01-29-2009 10:36 AM

Can't wait to see some photos of your new fish when you get them! Especially the Gobies! For some reason I really like the knight gobies lol

1077 01-29-2009 10:44 AM

Please do keep an eye on ammonia and or nitrites after adding the fish. It is not uncommon to have small spikes in both after fish are added unless added two at a time. I would acclimate the fish slowly with lights off in aquarium and would not feed for twelve to twentyfour hours. Are you placing them in quarantine or directly into the tank? Fish that are shipped are usually stressed .By leaving the lights off and holding back food they can better adjust. Just my opinion.;-)

Twistersmom 01-29-2009 11:54 AM

Thanks 1077. I wish one of my lfs carried these fish, so I would not have to add them all at once, but they dont. I will be sure to check levels a few times each day! I will acclimate them with the drip method. I am not sure what salt levels they are currently in, so I will take it slow. I will be placing them into the 55 for qt. I have some flounder I want to move into brackish, but I will wait a few weeks to make sure the new guys are all healthy before moving them.
I will take some picture, but they will not be good, my camera is not that great.

1077 01-29-2009 12:17 PM

Good for you! Really,,, the lights off during acclimation and maybe for a day folowing will help the fish settle in with least amount of stress.:-)

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