Need help figuring this out

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    I just got a tank a 13.5 gal evo tank I went an got live sand , 14pounds of live rock and I was lucky enough to get all my salt water from a coral store that took it straight out of their salt water tank showcase so I wanted to know what people thought about this and how long would I have to wait before I could add fish.
     
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    Did you test the water for ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate?
     
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    No just set it up
     
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    But my friend has a 500 gal tank with a bunch of corals and fish and that's where I got the water from so shouldn' it be safe
     
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    I did a test the results were
    GH - 180+
    KH - 120
    PH - 7.5 to 8.0
    No2 - 0
    No3 - 80 to 160
     
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    That no3 is very high, you should reduce it through water changes. For fis you want it around 20
     
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