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Old 02-10-2015, 05:21 PM   #1
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Cycling??

Het guys do guys know anything u can keep in a 10 gallon or 50 gallon tank without cycling doesn't have to be a fish can be a land animal ?
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Air. You can keep air in it. Any fish tank needs cycling. Land animals need water to drink. That doesn't need to be cycled. But most people keep land animals in cages or huts.


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Then can you suggest some stocking ideas or a 10 gallon
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How about a dolphin. It has an airhole

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Then can you suggest some stocking ideas or a 10 gallon
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Here's a good general list of 10g possibilities. I would suggest picking a few that catch your eye and then lots of research about each. Some will be okay together and some won't. Truthfully, a 10g is very difficult to do because of the size and ability for parameters to shift rather quickly. A larger (29g) would be much easier and open up more choices. Here's a good guide. http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/a...num=1&count=24


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Het guys do guys know anything u can keep in a 10 gallon or 50 gallon tank without cycling doesn't have to be a fish can be a land animal ?

Have you checked out a pet store for options?

Family have kept snails in small tanks before. Mostly just ate stuff out of the garden. Can't remember if they ate spinach but since it meant we didn't have to eat it, a win all round
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Yeah, but the question was what was a good fish to keep without cycling it. The answer is that there are no good fish to cycle a tank with unless you plan on them dying. Even if they don't die, their health will be compromised. You would need daily 50% water changes and hardy fish like some zebra danios. Basically you would get fish that you really don't want in the long run

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I've done fish in cycling, but I don't recommend it to most people.
If you plant the tank heavily, it can cut down on cycling time. Click image for larger version

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I've had good luck with Bettas
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Harlequin Rasboras.

The tank still needs to cycle, you still need to monitor it. I rarely lose fish, but I've been doing this a long time so I have confidence in my methods.

Fishless cycling is usually recommended for people that are new to aquariums. It is much easier on the fish but it can be boring to look at an empty tank which is why I recommend lots of plants. I can enjoy gardening until I can get my fish.


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I disagree. Fish in cycle is recommended for newbies because pet stores are trying to sell fish to kids that don't have to patience to wait a month for the tank to cycle while it is empty. People that have "been doing this awhile" don't need to wait a month because they will use seeded media from a different tank. Of course plants speed up the process, but new people don't know enough about fish, let alone plants, lighting, ferts and substrates. It is good that you rarely lose fish, but it's sad to know the ones you have left have been subjected to toxins and are in poor health because it was boring to watch an empty aquarium.

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