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I went from the aqua one mini reef 215 to the Cade pro reef 1500 s2.. both are still running I just wanna get my fish moved into their new home.. I’m not sure about my nitrites being 0.5
According to @Randy Holmes-Farley nitrite isn’t harmful to the fish and you’re good to add them.

For some context I added my 3 fish to my new tank about a week ago with elevated nitrites and they’ve been 100% fine. I’m just monitoring nitrate to make sure that doesn’t get too high and doing 20% water changes weekly until the nitrites die off
 
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According to @Randy Holmes-Farley nitrite isn’t harmful to the fish and you’re good to add them.

For some context I added my 3 fish to my new tank about a week ago with elevated nitrites and they’ve been 100% fine. I’m just monitoring nitrate to make sure that doesn’t get too high and doing 20% water changes weekly until the nitrites die off
So would I do a initial water change then add fish and keep water changing until nitrites go? Should I keep adding bacteria with water changes?
 

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I went from the aqua one mini reef 215 to the Cade pro reef 1500 s2.. both are still running I just wanna get my fish moved into their new home.. I’m not sure about my nitrites being 0.5
Nitrite is not toxic to marine fish. Ignore it and throw away the nitrite test kit.
 
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So would I do a initial water change then add fish and keep water changing until nitrites go? Should I keep adding bacteria with water changes?
Do a 50% change if you can and add your fish after a day. Double check your salinity and ammonia just to make sure. Then just watch nitrates and start routine water changes.
 

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Hello fellow reefers! I just past the 2 week mark of cycling my tank using dr tims one and only and dr tims ammonia. I used live sand and some rock from my existing tank as well. My current parameters are Nitrate 20, Nitrite 0.5, Ammonia 0. I got the same results from API and Red Sea test kits. What do you think am I ready to do a water change and add fish or not yet? Any advice appreciated
Wash, rinse , repeat and add fish.
 

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Correct fellow melbournian :)
I wont hold that against you.

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do you follow this for barebottom, dry rock tanks or only for live rock with a substrate of some sort?
It doesn't matter.

Even a bare tank will have sufficient bacteria on surfaces to process any normal level of ammonia created by a couple of fish

if you go crazy by adding 2 ppm ammonia all bets are off.
 

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It doesn't matter.

Even a bare tank will have sufficient bacteria on surfaces to process any normal level of ammonia created by a couple of fish

if you go crazy by adding 2 ppm ammonia all bets are off.
i’m 3 weeks into it. going to run a seneye for the first couple of months to watch for free ammonia.
 
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i’m 3 weeks into it. going to run a seneye for the first couple of months to watch for free ammonia.
Seneye is good. I travel a lot and my tank often goes 4 weeks without me stressing about it due to the Seneye and lots of automation.

This is a pic of my tank after 4 weeks on autopilot.
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Seneye is good. I travel a lot and my tank often goes 4 weeks without me stressing about it due to the Seneye and lots of automation.

This is a pic of my tank after 4 weeks on autopilot.
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awesome to know, i thought i jumped the gun without properly looking into it. any tips on running one ?

if i leave it connected to a laptop that is connected to the internet does it still allow for access over wifi or do you need the wifi module for that to work ?
 
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