When can I add fish to my new tank?

bad4u2j(z5IL)September 9, 2012

I have bought a new 60 gal.My question is it's been so long since Ive started a tank and was wondering how long after I have the filters going,air pump and tank filled do I have to wait to introduce fish into their new home?

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I've been reading up on this and from what I've read you should give it at least 3 days

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 12:22AM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

The most important part is the "nitrogen cycle". Many ways to go about it. Easiest way is to introduce 1/2 small hardy fish and use a test kit to know when it's established . Google the procedure will give you tons of info ,besides you will also need info on comtatiblity" issues lol gary

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 5:17AM
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sbrow156(Cairns QLD Australia)

is this a fresh or salt water tank? For fresh you can add fish straight away...for salt you have to wait a few weeks..starting off with coral and live rock..once the live rock goes alittle purple (that ,means its healthy) then slowly add fish. A couple every two weeks or so...

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 9:12PM
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