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Old 03-28-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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My Fluval Roma 200

Hey everyone.

I thought I would add a thread here about my new tank.

I consider myself a newbie although there has been a 35litre tank in my home for over 3 years.

I recently took over the 35litre along with 7 Danios and 2 loaches.

Quickly I found the 35 litre wasn't big enough for what I wanted to achieve.

So I currently have a Fluval Roma 200 going through a fishless cycling using ammonia. The tank is planted and I have a pressurised Co2 system in use.

I'm using a Fluval 206 canister filter which has 2 of its 3 cartridge bays filled with matured Siporax as seeding material.

I filled the tank last weekend so I'm not even a week into my cycling process.

Babbled for far too long, so thanks for reading here's some pics.



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Old 03-29-2012, 05:44 PM   #2
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Excited to see what you do with the tank! Keep us posted.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:49 PM   #3
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Excited to see what you do with the tank! Keep us posted.
I'm excited to. I'm going looking for some decoration over the next week or so. Rocks or slate etc maybe some driftwood.

I want to create a couple of hiding spots within the tank.

I'm also re-evaluating whether the Danios are going to move over to the large tank.

I may leave the 35litre running in my living room. If I do leave them, I may take one of my loaches out for the big tank. Then stock the tank with all new fish.

I'm really undecided on stock.

My wife wants a silver shark aka Bala shark but I dont think I have enough room.

Have been contemplating a Flying Fox.

A Pleco of some form.

Some Shrimp

I'm just not sure what else. Lol.



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Old 03-30-2012, 07:28 AM   #4
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Hi All

I thought I would add some new pics of my testing.

First pic is a test I took 2 days ago.



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As you can see levels are still
3ppm ammonia
0ppm nitrite
5ppm nitrate

Next pic is from today which is day 6 of cycling my tank using ammonia.



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As you can see Nitrites are now beginning to show up in my tank along with higher nitrates.

Yippee cycling has truly started. I can't believe that I have some changing values today. Lol


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Old 03-30-2012, 10:28 AM   #5
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Nice tank
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:32 AM   #6
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Cheers fishy Aston.

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Old 04-02-2012, 02:13 PM   #7
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Day 9 of my fishless cycle using laboratory ammonia.

I have been allowing my ammonia levels over the last 3 days to drop to 1ppm before dosing them back up to 4ppm.

My levels 3days ago


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Today's pH


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As you can see ammonia is up at 4ppm


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Now comes the Nitrites



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And finally the Nitrates



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Finally a tank shot.



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Now I am just waiting for the Nitrates to sky rocket and then I will perform a 60% PWC to bring levels back down.

If I don't get any increase in Nitrates by Saturday I will do a PWC incase the cycle has stalled.


Thanks for checking in with my new tank.


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Hi looking very nice and loads of photo's keep us posted on your progress please Also what your plans for stocking?
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What your plans for stocking?
that is the big question.

So far my stock list will be
7 danios
2 loaches
Transferred from the 35litre tank
Then new would be
Flying fox

Other than this I am not sure what else yet. However the flying fox will be the final addition to the tank otherwise it might claim the entire tank as territory.

So I'm open to suggestions on other stock options.

The tank will be running around 24C and 7.2pH once my cycle is complete. So recommendations based on this.


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