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  1. I’ve converted my 400L salt water tank to fresh, 3 weeks into the cycle and the nitrite isn’t breaking down, above 5ppm. I’m conducting a fishless cycle, reused media balls and introduce new noodles. Used stabiliser as per the instructions, 40kg of holey rock on a sand substrate. Last week I added bacteria, prior to adding the bacteria I’ve completed 2 water changes im not sure what more to do, should I be more patient? I was expecting the cycle to be ready after 7 days.
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    Sump design ideas

    Hi everyone, for those using a sump, Id like to get thoughts on plants, sponges, media, anything else that goes in there to help maintain levels? im currently running an aqua reef 400, converted from a marine tank and cycling it now. I’ve got, filter sock, heaters, huge pond sponge, media balls. Seems to be cycling well.
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    Introduction size - New tank

    Thanks Skippy, everything I’ve read says if they are introduced large it will make it harder to introduce more large fish as they’ll be more territorial.
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    Introduction size - New tank

    My new tanks cycle is almost complete, converted from salt to fresh water. 400L tank. Should I introduce the cichlids small or grown?
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