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Browning of my tank
I am in the process of cycling my tank. It is a 75 gallon tank. We added 35 pounds of live rock (10 pounds a week) so far along with 40 pounds of live sand and 40 pounds of sythetic sand. We then added two chromis and a freekin nemo. After around 16 days we had this brown film which I am assuming is the "wonderful bacteria" we have been waiting for. We then added 10 small hermits and 2 snails. After another week (week 4) we added 10 more baby hermits. It is still very brown on the surface of the sand and on the rocks and glass. Is this normal? I have also noticed some pretty aqua and pink colors spreading over my rock. I hope this is a good sign!
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The best fish to use are the domino damsel or the 3-striped demsal to cycle a tank. They are very hardy. The only thing about those are people use them to cycle the tank and when it's done people don't want the fish anymore. So they try to catch them to return them and end up tearing there tank apart tring to catch them. So I would ensure that you want to keep that fish, if you are going to try and cycle the tank that way.
Well everyone is getting along now! The two chromies, the clown and the dogface puffer. I know this is a wierd combination however, they seem to do fine. The tank is 75 gallon so everyone has room to move around. I do realize that the puffer will get larger and I may have to relocate the chromies. Hopefully the clown will get large enough that the puffer won't mess with him. Only time will tell.
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