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Old 07-19-2003, 04:49 PM   #1
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setup for a new 6 gallon

Ok Im REALLY a newbie at this stuff. I just got a brand new 6 gallon tank and I need to know how to cycle a tank. And how you would set it up after (Plants, Driftwood, etc..)

Im planning on getting 3 cories.

Any information/advice would be nice!

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Old 07-19-2003, 05:06 PM   #2
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I would advocate a fishless cycle for the tank. That means adding an ammonia source to start the cycle. I would suggest checking out this website for the info on a fishless cycle.

http://njdevilsfan130.tripod.com/Getting_started.htm


Cories are great fish and three would do well in that tank. If you want a fish for the top of the tank as well try a single dwarf gourami, or betta.

Good luck!!
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Old 07-19-2003, 06:40 PM   #3
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Go here for the nitrogen cycle(with fish)

http://www.tropicalfishcentre.co.uk/Cycle.htm

But i would recommend the fishless cycle because no fish will die in the process

Good Luck on starting your tank!
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I prefer cycling with fish. A couple or three zebra danios would be a great start since they are very hardy fish.
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Old 07-19-2003, 08:59 PM   #5
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Why would you prefer a slower method of cycling that potentially hurts fish?

Plus then you have to have danios in your tank that you might not want. What do you do with the danios then?

With a fishless cycle you can add all of your fish at one time. Sounds better to me.

Plus in a 6 gallon tank danios will suffer from lack of space, they need room to swim.
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