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Re: 1st tank 1st fishless cycle. PaulO. Tank log.
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2013, 05:18:50 pm »
What are you planning on stocking your tank with?

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    Re: 1st tank 1st fishless cycle. PaulO. Tank log.
    « Reply #31 on: November 14, 2013, 05:29:00 pm »
    What are you planning on stocking your tank with?

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    Hi Sara-Louise

    The list below is what I had roughly planned but it changes all the time lol
    Think I'll spend the next few days thinking and researching and changing my mind over and over  roflmao

    Thanks
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    3x dwarf gourami (1m/2f)
    5x white fin bentosa tetra
    5x corydoras trilineatus
    3x cardinal tetra

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    Re: 1st tank 1st fishless cycle. PaulO. Tank log.
    « Reply #32 on: November 14, 2013, 10:43:05 pm »
     *toot* Double zero's 3 days running :)

     *fish* *fish2* *fish2* at the weekend

    Big thanks to Ian for all the advice *cheers*
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    Re: 1st tank 1st fishless cycle. PaulO. Tank log.
    « Reply #33 on: November 14, 2013, 11:19:51 pm »
    Hi everyone

    Day11. 14/11

    Ammonia. 0ppm
    Nitrite. 0ppm
    Nitrate. 80ppm +. Maybe 100 not sure, defo not 160
    Ph. 8.2

    Please say if you think I'm misreading these tests :)

    Will top ammonia up tonight then test everything again tomorrow before doing large water change.

    Not too sure what to do about high nitrate in tap water, around 40ppm is this safe??

    Hope to get fish this weekend if all is well with the water, is there anything I need to add with the fish, treatments or what not??

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    Paul
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    3x dwarf gourami (1m/2f)
    5x white fin bentosa tetra
    5x corydoras trilineatus
    3x cardinal tetra

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    Re: 1st tank 1st fishless cycle. PaulO. Tank log.
    « Reply #34 on: November 15, 2013, 11:11:01 am »
    Nitrate isn't as high as you think it is (nearer to 40-80 I think) - have you done the large water change? 40ppm is fine for most of the fish you'll likely be having :)
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    Re: 1st tank 1st fishless cycle. PaulO. Tank log.
    « Reply #35 on: November 15, 2013, 11:48:40 am »
    Cool. Thanks Ian

    Water change will be tonight as didn't have time last night also weren't sure if I had enough de-chlorinator left for large water change. I have used aquasafe! Do you think this is ok or do you recommend another product?

    This morning results after 12hrs were
    Ammonia. 0ppm
    Nitrite. 0ppm

    Thanks mate

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    Re: 1st tank 1st fishless cycle. PaulO. Tank log.
    « Reply #36 on: November 15, 2013, 11:59:15 am »
    I use whatever's cheapest, as long as it counters chloromines and heavy metals. ;)
    A lot recommend Seachem Prime as it will negate ammonia and nitrite.
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    Re: 1st tank 1st fishless cycle. PaulO. Tank log.
    « Reply #37 on: November 15, 2013, 10:56:25 pm »
    Hi all

    So tonight was large water change before fish night and what a nightmare lol
    Parameters were
    Ammonia 0ppm
    Nitrite 0ppm

    All good so I emptied about 80-90% after turning heater and filter off, left filter in a tub of old tank water while filling tank with new de-chlorinated water at roughly the same temp as old water.
    Anyway after lots of mess,spilled water, sand substrate being kicked up all around tank and a little adjustment of the fake plants it's finally done.

    The mopani drift wood has gone back in and I have topped the ammonia back up to 1ppm, this amount has cleared twice in 12hr tests
    All being well and as long as I haven't killed my bacteria in a long winded water change I should be purchasing some fish and maybe some real plants tomorrow. Maybe another hide of some sort.

    Fingers crossed.

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    Re: 1st tank 1st fishless cycle. PaulO. Tank log.
    « Reply #38 on: November 16, 2013, 08:52:07 am »
    Good luck at the shops :)
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    Re: 1st tank 1st fishless cycle. PaulO. Tank log.
    « Reply #39 on: November 16, 2013, 09:13:54 am »
    Morning all

    Thanks Ian

    Not too sure what I'm getting today out of guppies or white fin rosy tetra!
    Or if I should fully stock or add over a few days! Maybe half today half next week.

    5. Guppies or white fin rosy tetra
    5. Cories, albino or julii
    2. Bolivian ram
    1. Dwarf gourami
    X amount of zebra nerite is the plan.

    Also noticed some mold/fungus on drift wood which has me worried, is this dangerous, should I remove?? Any ideas!

    Thanks again

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    Re: 1st tank 1st fishless cycle. PaulO. Tank log.
    « Reply #40 on: November 16, 2013, 09:33:30 am »
    It's not dangerous.....
    And you can either stock now or over the week, but don't leave it too long or you'll have to build up slowly leaving at least two weeks between additions.
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    Re: 1st tank 1st fishless cycle. PaulO. Tank log.
    « Reply #41 on: November 16, 2013, 03:43:52 pm »
    Hi everyone

    Just back from lfs, spent two hrs in there lol.
    So just purchased 1st fish for my 1st tropical tank *grin*

    5x white fin bentosa tetra
    5x trilineatus corydoras (false juli)

    Slowly introducing to my tank now by putting about ten mil of tank water into bag every five mins. Hope that's right!!

    Pics to follow as I know that on this site, without pics it didn't happen roflmao

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    Re: 1st tank 1st fishless cycle. PaulO. Tank log.
    « Reply #42 on: November 16, 2013, 03:52:35 pm »
    Yay!!!!!!! Look forward to photos later xxx


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    Re: 1st tank 1st fishless cycle. PaulO. Tank log.
    « Reply #43 on: November 16, 2013, 05:06:48 pm »
    And there in.... Happy days lol
    Two of the cories ducked straight under the drift wood while the rest are exploring the tank.
    The bentosi have stayed in a group in the mid-lower centre of tank.

    Could sit and watch for hrs but have to go out for a family meal tonight... Eat and run methinks

    Thanks

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    Pics later when they have settled i will turn light on.  thumbsup
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    Re: 1st tank 1st fishless cycle. PaulO. Tank log.
    « Reply #44 on: November 17, 2013, 09:53:03 am »
    Bentosa are nice, and the corys of course! *grin*
    Sent from my PC as I still don't understand the the logic for mobile internet usage ;) *grin*
    I really hate "autocorrupt"!!!

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