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    One of the important things to remember when adding fish to the tank is that every fish, regardless of size, changes the balance and the bioload and you need to give the system time to stabilize. When it reaches equilibrium, there is enough waste to feed the existing bacteria, if you add more waste, the bacteria colony needs to grow to accommodate the increase and this takes time. If you add just a small increase to the bioload the system and the livestock can cope with the small changes in balance. If you increase the bioload dramatically, by adding lots of fish in a short time, before there are enough bacteria to cope with it the existing fish and corals have to cope with the elevation in Nitrates, Nitrites, Ammonia etc....Even if the toxins don't kill them it lessens their immunity and they are unable to fight off things like ick or bacterial infections.
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