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Old 06-22-2011, 11:31 PM   #1
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Talking Greetings, I'm starting a new tank.

Hello everyone,

it has been 20 years or more since I had a tank. Decided it was time. Two days ago I bought:

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Finished adding decorations today. Thinking I might be able to get my first fishies tomorrow. I added some pictures of the tank in my profile/gallery. I'd be VERY interested in any suggestions for types of fish, for both the first few and for later on down the road. I went with fresh water, didn't feel comfortable tackling salt water right off the bat.

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The (almost) Complete Guide and FAQ to Fishless Cycling
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:59 PM   #3
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Thumbs up

Thanks for that guide, that sounds like a better option than hurting some fish for the cycling of the tank.

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Old 06-23-2011, 01:21 AM   #4
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Thanks, going to do a fishless cycle. I guess I still have a while to go before getting my fishies.
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welcome! i love new tanks.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:34 AM   #6
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Hooray! Thanks for deciding to fishless cycle!

Anyway, as for fish suggestions, I'd do a pair of peacock gudgeons, two small schooling species like cardinal tetras and longfin danios, and a group of 6 small cory catfish! But that's just one opinion. You could also do a centerpiece fish like a dwarf or honey gourami, or a single bolivian or german blue ram.
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Welcome to AA. Hope you are able to get the help and support needed to have a happy long life with your finned friends.
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Thanks for that guide, that sounds like a better option than hurting some fish for the cycling of the tank.
Welcome to AA! Having just recently tackled a fishless cycle myself, I will be here to help you though the empty tank syndrome you're sure to face. Haha

Nice set up too.
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:29 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone. Is there a species guide somewhere so I can look at pictures and info about fish? For instance the types that were recommended to me above.
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no you just hit search on google
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