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    Adult brine shrimp tank.

    I am not sure the level of salinity it takes to kill freshwater bacteria. If you were closer I have a few sponges cycled to saltwater bacteria. I would say bacteria starters and a sponge in water would be enough to cycle brine shrimp ammonia levels
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    Adult brine shrimp tank.

    Only think I can tell you is your sponge filters are not alive in saltwater. Different bacteria between fresh and salt. So adding a seeded freshwater along to salt will kill bacteria. And have to cycle the sponge
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    Cycle stalled--what did I do wrong?

    I would dose ammonia to 2ppm for a 10g and smaller fish.
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    First time 20g high SW

    This is the thing with saltwater aquarium. Fowlr can be easier to set up. But if you want corals plan the tank for corals. Buying lights and equipment for fish only just to upgrade will be a waste imo. 1- corals can be hard. Lps and soft corals are a little easier. Yes you need high output...
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    Betta keeps eating guppy/Endler food, is this okay?

    Yes it is ok for her to eat the food.
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    Starting New Tank after Cloudy Water Fiasco

    What kind of filter are you using in the old tank? It should carry enough bacteria for the one fish to cycle the 40g. Cloudy water can be many things but usually not harmful to the fish.
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    Cycle stalled--what did I do wrong?

    Agree with Mattgirl large water change to reset nutrients to a lower level. What size tank do you have
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    My friend joined

    If you test after water change test a couple hours later so everything can settle. After you get a filter and complete the cycle you will want to test once a week day before the water change to get an idea of how your tank works. Until you complete the cycle I would text ammonia/nitrite every...
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    My friend joined

    Welcome. Agree use the 10g your baby will be happy in there. About the wait if you have sponge from a 3g it should be able to support a betta. Api master test kit definitely. While cycling you will use alot I mean alot of test. Then you will test regularly for a few months I haven't tested my...
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    A few saltwater tank

    How could you not love looking at the colors and everything in here. And I'm still super low on corals.
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    75g Glowing Reef Build

    Mine is still in it's hole on top of the rock. Getting fuller looking but no movement and only a month or so. I am waiting to see what happens in a few months
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    A few saltwater tank

    Great info Already. But I'll chime in on it also. But I'll just touch on price. I have a 120g with 40g sump. It cost me around 200$ a month in electric, water, and salt. It cost me around 3k total to setup. But I knew I wanted corals. And I spent a little extra so I could have corals. Saltwater...
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    1st time fishless cycle...It's working! A few questions

    No in my experience with nitrites they can be super high for a long time and overwhelm the nitrates. So lowering nitrites with a large water change gives nitrates a chance to catch up. So get ammonia to 0 do a large water change and redose ammonia and see where you sit 24hrs later. I have had to...
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    29 Gallon Tank Can I get an Apistogramma

    Yes definitely not two males one would not make it
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    29 Gallon Tank Can I get an Apistogramma

    If you want the black skirts then get them. Glo tetra and skirts are the same fish just different colors. And you don't need a female. But apisto do like to be in pairs. Yes they will chase the other fish away. But my apisto and gbr have never killed another fish guarding eggs. Once eggs hatch...
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