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Old December 20th 05, 04:19 AM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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Default New Fish Tank

Bobbin' for Charlie wrote:

Wondering how soon I can put fish in the tank.


The nitrogen cycle is a natural way of processing uneaten food and the waste
products of animals (such as fish). This is done by bacteria which become
established in the tank when food is available. No fish generally means that no
bacteria ever become established.

With a 400 gallon tank, if you add a few small to medium sized fish every few
weeks, the tank will adjust with no detectable cycle. The same is true if you
add a large fish every few weeks. You will only see a change in the water
parameters if you make a large addition to the number of animals in the tank in
a relatively short period of time.
George Patterson
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