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I am going to try today or tommorow to get the water tested and use a bluedamsel to help cycle my tank and I will prolly need some more live rock
 

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what light are you using for the live rock??..with out the right light the rock will just die and become bowl rock...as you know live rock is an expensive item....
 

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Live rock does need some light, but nothing special, unless you want the cool little stuff to start growing out of it.

BTW, live rock will be enough to cycle a tank (presuming you have enough). No need to put a damsel in there. If you dont have enough LR, then just toss in a cocktail shrimp (dead), and let it decay. It will produce enough ammonia to cycle, and food for any little critters from the rock.
 

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I am using a flourscent light that came with the hood and I have a clownfish and a green fish in there they are so cute and the live rock looks fine to me and it already has things growing on it I will check with the lfs soon to make sure, do I want to leave the light on all the time or turn it off at night?
 

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Usually when you transport live rock some of the organisms will die which could cause an ammonia spike. Keep any eye on your fish, they may become stressed.
 

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okay will do
 

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Why would you put a damsel in a tank that already has 2 fish in it, to cycle it? Damsels are demon spawn, and impossible to get out


What kind of green fish do you have? Hopefully not a mandarine, or it will soon be dead. The clown is basically a damsel in disguise (but much better), and inherits its extreme durability. However, I would not cycle a tank with one, as there is no need. It takes a lot longer to cycle a SW tank, and that fish will be stressed for some time


And what kind of clown do you have? Some of them can be mean little bastages


Oh, and use a lighting cycle. 12-14 hours will do it. I have mine on timers, makes it a lot easier to remember
 

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I was thinking of putting a damsel int here but I didn't I got the clown fish and other one instead.
 

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pleased to hear everything is good
 

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I have a percula clownfish cuz I have such a small tank
 
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