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Old 12-13-2012, 09:57 PM   #1611
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Did a 50%WC on the 40. Added and oto and nirite's snails to the crew
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:48 PM   #1612
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Checked temp. switched on lights, thats about it :{ theres nothing in it yet
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:43 AM   #1613
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Nothing, I am waiting for my tank to cycle. It's killing me not having fish in there! LOL
Hello baron...

Have to make a pitch for "Fish In" cycling of an aquarium. I had to have some activity in my new tank. Couldn't wait the two months for the cycling process without the benefit of fish. I got a good sized tank in the beginning, 30 gallons. Was told the more water, the better in case I messed up on something.

Started with 8 feeder Guppies and tested the water every day for toxins and changed out at least a quarter of the tank when a test showed traces of ammonia or nitrite.

The experts were right. By carefully checking the water daily and adding fish when several tests showed "0" for any toxins, my fish made it through my "learning curve".

I added some plants and some more fish. I have five large tanks now and the 8 feeders have reproduced about 1,500 Fancy Guppies.

The "Fish-In" cycling works. But only if you do your job.

Just a couple of thoughts.

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Old 12-14-2012, 12:12 PM   #1614
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Replaced my gravel with sand. Now all I see is poop!! Would moving my large common pleco help with this?
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:18 PM   #1615
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Replaced my gravel with sand. Now all I see is poop!! Would moving my large common pleco help with this?
A power head helps with this. It's current helps lift it for the filters to pick up. Also, I use an Eheim battery powered vacuum to spot clean.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:53 PM   #1616
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Added 4 more kuhlis too my 55 so I have 8 altogether now
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:13 PM   #1617
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A power head helps with this. It's current helps lift it for the filters to pick up. Also, I use an Eheim battery powered vacuum to spot clean.
Awesome. Thank you!!!
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:55 PM   #1618
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Tore down my skimmer to clean out all the sludge that built up inside ,
WoW it sure stank now that it's clean it works better than new

in just a hour after reassembling it , It seems to be working better than when it was new go figure
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:36 PM   #1619
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Fed my bunch repashy for the first time tonight.. lets just say all are happy.. i fed a piece alil too big to my female betta n she refused to let me get it back .. the otos actually came out of hidin to eat it ..then my africans were tryin to eat 2 r 3 pieces at once.. my compressicep was actually aggressive n not as laid back .. all in all they like it plan on orderin some more on payday..
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After having my new filter for over a month, I finally fine tuned it to my liking. Both my Bolivian rams are at the front of the tank begging for food like dogs. I'm on a new feeding routine, so I have to have some self control during no food days
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