Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.

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Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.

Post by Ianb262 » Wed May 25, 2016 2:24 pm

My LFS has figure 8's they ordered for me and they won't hold them for me. I can't take them because my ammonia is at a dangerous level and I show no NirtrItes or NitrAtes.

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Re: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.

Post by Iliveinazoo » Thu May 26, 2016 8:14 am

Ianb262 wrote:My LFS has figure 8's they ordered for me and they won't hold them for me. I can't take them because my ammonia is at a dangerous level and I show no NirtrItes or NitrAtes.

Please Help
Won't they understand and keep him for a few weeks?

Do you know anybody else with a mature freshwater tank? If so, you can ask them for half of their media and keep your tank freshwater for a couple of weeks before raising your salinity?

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Re: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.

Post by Ianb262 » Thu May 26, 2016 9:18 am

No,
I wish I did. I guess I'll just pay the fee and have them send them back. Thanks.
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Re: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu May 26, 2016 11:13 am

Do a 90% WC & add Tetra Safestart & then fish. Keep the tank at FW for 2 weeks.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.

Post by Hillehaus » Thu May 26, 2016 2:33 pm

^ This will work.

Exactly how dangerously high are your levels? Low enough that a 90% change will take it to non-detect?

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Re: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.

Post by Ianb262 » Thu May 26, 2016 2:33 pm

Thanks PufferPunk! I will try this. Should I raise the salinity .002 every week after keeping it freshwater?

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Re: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.

Post by Ianb262 » Thu May 26, 2016 2:34 pm

Hillehaus wrote:^ This will work.

Exactly how dangerously high are your levels? Low enough that a 90% change will take it to non-detect?
Erm, the water on my API Test turns almost black so over 8ppm
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Re: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu May 26, 2016 4:31 pm

Keep it FW until the parameters are stable for 2 weeks.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.

Post by Hillehaus » Fri May 27, 2016 7:04 am

Yeah, after a 90% water change you'd be left with a manageable amount for the Safestart. Good luck with your F8! Keep us posted!

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Re: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.

Post by Ianb262 » Fri May 27, 2016 9:08 am

Did the water change and added SafeStart,

(After 12 Hours)
Ammonia - 0.25ppm
Nitrites - 0ppm
Nitrates - 5ppm

Wow! Thanks so much :D I will post some pictures of my figure 8s when I get them
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Re: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.

Post by Hillehaus » Fri May 27, 2016 1:04 pm

glad to hear it!

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Re: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri May 27, 2016 9:47 pm

Keep a close eye on the parameters for the next week or so. Add extra Prime daily, to reduce harm from any ammonia that's still there. Hold off on a water change for 48 hours. Did you add the Safestart directly to your filter?
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Re: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.

Post by Ianb262 » Sun May 29, 2016 9:18 am

Pufferpunk wrote: Did you add the Safestart directly to your filter?
Yes I did
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Re: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon May 30, 2016 3:42 pm

Are they fish doing well? Testing the parameters daily?
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: Fish at LFS... Tank Not Cycled.

Post by sgtmyers88 » Tue May 31, 2016 1:32 am

Yeah if you follow the steps pointed out to you it should be fine. Continue to monitor. :)

Also check out this thread for additional info. http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/vie ... =2&t=32416
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