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Old 03-06-2012, 11:54 PM   #1
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Question about cycling

Hey all,

Just a quick question about cycling. I was just given a 30 gal tank from a friend. She gave me 20 gallons of water and a ton of substrate from her 3 years established tank. I just got a brand new filter + heater. I set it up about a week ago, and put 2 cichlids in there which seem to be doing just fine....

My question to you is....Should my tank be in good enough order to stock some other fish (1 bristlenose pleco and 5 tiger barbs)??


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The defining factor will be your ammonia, nitrite and nitrate readings. Do you have a test kit? If not I suggest getting a liquid test kit. API makes a good master test kit for $20-$30.
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Also what kind of cichlids? Quite alot of them get too large for a 20g.
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