Discussion in 'New To The Hobby' started by tylerbrasseux, Dec 23, 2015.
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Ok, makes sense. Thank you so much!
DSC, I knew about the seeding.... but what I didn't know was about a tank never really having to cycle due to the live rock. I thought it would still have a smaller cycle due to the die off.
Your correct cody, this is why it's never a good idea to immediately throw a fish in a new tank regardless of live rock or sand. It's always best to check levels for a few weeks before hand because there will most likely be a mini cycle at the least.
When you get a chance I'd change out your API tests and go with something a little better, Red Sea is what I use and has always proven reliable. Some folks use Hannah but I'm not that rich yet..
I believe for now API is appropriate though scajeo. If your new to the hobby they are accurate enough and they are simple to use. I'm in agreement with you that in time yes get something better. But I believe for now is good. I started with API and now as it runs out it get Salifert.
I use salifert and red sea, I think 90% of new reefers start with API. When I first started I thought those were the only test kits! Lol.
I thought I was fancy with my test kits guys... Haha!
I would agree with all the advice you've gotten so far. Definitely don't add any more fish until you are sure you are cycled and you know your salinity. I'm not familiar with stability - is that a bacteria product?
OFK, stability is a multi bacteria product by seachem. It was marketed for years as a remedy for new tank syndrome. There premier line aquavitro has a similar product as well. I love aquavitro.
Yes it is a bacteria, Tyler and I go to the same LFS. I to have used and still use this product. I believe it works, but I like seachem.
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