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Old 07-03-2011, 05:27 AM   #21
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Ok, so do you think as I've put filter aid and a tropical starter kit in. Would it be easier to start again?? I probably being stupid as things are already starting in there. But if you don't ask you never know..
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:44 AM   #22
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How many days since you started?
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:48 AM   #23
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About 3 or 4 days?!?!?
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:28 AM   #24
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Personally I'd start again to got rid of the chemicals. Just do a water change and change as much of the water as you can siphon out. Don't worry about getting it all just most. Read the thread on using ammonia its the best way.
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Can I just fill the tank with water for now as I can't get any ammonia or anything till tomorrow? Is that ok? And should I fill and put everything on? (filter, air pump, heater)?
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Fill it now and get the heater and filter on. No need to get the bubbles going until the day before the fish go in (although it wouldn't harm, it's just a waste of electric at the moment).

Have you read about fishless cycle with ammonia?
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:42 PM   #27
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Make the heater all the way up and add the air. They're both supposed to speed up the process. Also you can take a filter cartilage from your other tank and put it in your new tanks filter so to really quicken your cycle. But make sure you still have a cartilage in your cycled tank too bc you could start a mini cycle.
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:53 PM   #28
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Make the heater all the way up and add the air. They're both supposed to speed up the process. Also you can take a filter cartilage from your other tank and put it in your new tanks filter so to really quicken your cycle. But make sure you still have a cartilage in your cycled tank too bc you could start a mini cycle.
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:22 PM   #29
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Thanks for all the help, re-started tank cycle and so far so good. Water is clear. Will do a quick test tomorrow just to see where I am. I have left lights off for now, when can I put them on?
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Thanks for all the help, re-started tank cycle and so far so good. Water is clear. Will do a quick test tomorrow just to see where I am. I have left lights off for now, when can I put them on?
Also, does anyone know good books on tropical fish keeping? From setting up to what fish and identifying desieases?? As looking for good literature?! Any ideas?
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