3rd day in my cycle for a saltwater tank! Any advice helps!
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your right about needing to let your tank cycle longer. you need to build up your benificail bacteria and let your amonia levels drop. your salt level is perfect thats where I keep mine. In about 3 weeks if your amonia levels are down you could probably try adding a cheaper hardier fish like a damsel or clown fish. then give it awile and see how that one does. make sure its eating and that it isnt breathing heavily and swims around good. you dont really have much of a selection for fish with that size. I actually have the same size tank exactly and I have a cinamin clown, six line wrasse and a yellow tail damsel but im kinda pushing it there. really you want to have a gallon per 1/2 of a inch of fish at full grown length. this helps you from getting amonia spikes. http://www.liveaquaria.com/ is a great site for studing on fish, corals and inverts. you actaully could order them off there too. i get my corals from them on the divers den. heres a pic of what I have for a tank. gives you a good idea in what you could get yours like when finished. hope this helps good luck