cycling my tank

regal lady

New Member
:help: so here's what I've got... Started my 30 gal with 5 gallons of the outrageously expensive "Ocean" water, crushed coral, sand, and 4 Damsels. What am I waiting for because the water chemical balance is not changing. The guy who sold me the damsels said that the ammonia level should spike, then I am to do a 25% water change and then I can add more fish. I have had my damsels for 2 months, with no spike. Suggestions anyone?


after 2 months, thing have probably already come and gone. starting with that water gave you a good bacterial boost which probably helped smooth things over.
does everyhting look healthy and happy?
have you asked your shop to verify your test results?

regal lady

New Member
Hello, actually I put that post out some time ago and since then have been into my lfs and have removed my damsels and moved onto a rbta 2 clowns and a fantail tang? everyone is living harmoniously and beautifully. Only issue I am having now is my creeping rbta. he is presently wrapped up in plants but seems happy.... I wont be messing with him anymore... he stung me last night and it hurt. (I had a cut on my finger and one of his tenticles brushed it. ouch!!):eek: anyway thanks for the reply! chow!