Originally Posted by TMRC Exotics
Most people think its a waste.
I would take back the plecos now so that you have a smaller bio load being produced and give the tank time to catch up, once it cycles with your 12 fry and 2 guppies then try to restock with what you want provided the bio load is similar or you will go through a mini cycle.
Its possible to still do this with the plecos but in my opinion they have no place in a tank under 100 gallons. They bring nothing to the tank in terms of cleaning and are poop machines.
Pleco's do poop a lot providing an ammonia source which the BB can feed on and multiply. That's what I see. People who keep smaller pleco's do it because they like the species not because they want it to eat the nasty stuff. Look up a Zebra Pleco and you will understand, it's one gorgeous pleco.
As for cycling the tank, if you go to Freshwater->Getting Started-> and click the sticky there is articles about cycling and how to do it with or without fish in the tank to help get you on track.
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