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Old 12-05-2013, 08:20 PM   #1
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hello

I recently purchased a 6 foot tank. I have 4 small fish and am hoping to build a beautiful.environment. I have a very tight budget and wouldboove suggestions....
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:27 PM   #2
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Did you cycle the tank before putting fish in? What are you filtering it with? Do you have a heater?

Need more info to be able to help.

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I'm not sure what you mean by cycle the tank. It has an under travel filter....magnum 350 I believe is the name and attached to it is three of the air bubblers. I have a heater,but it is not in the tank right now. I also have a box that is submerged to keep the water "in flow". I'm sorry I don't know appropriate words for everything. I bought the tank used and it came with all of this except my 4 fish, I moved them from my 20 gallon tank today.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:42 PM   #4
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Also, I need suggestions on things to keep at hand once I put fish in it. Such as medicines also what all I need to check levels and how often to check them.
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Also, I need suggestions on things to keep at hand once I put fish in it. Such as medicines also what all I need to check levels and how often to check them.
Unless you moved the filter over from your old tank your levels are going to be very bad.

Read up on the nitrogen cycle. There are articles on this site about fish in and fishless cycling. Please go read both of those now. Then you'll understand what's going on. But in short, you didn't cycle your tank.
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:34 AM   #6
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Cycling is the most important part of setup.
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:57 PM   #7
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I read up on cycling my tank. I do have an old filter on it, also gravel and plastic plants directly from my 20 gallon tank. I'm hoping that is enough for my fish. I want to keep my tank beginner friendly so I do not think I am going to get fish that require heated water. I want simple fish that live good together. Any suggestions?
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What kind of fish do you have already? They may already require a heater...
Adding a heater does not make a tank more difficult You just heat the water. One step and you're done. Don't let it scare you away.
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I searched fish pictures and I think I have a sarasa comet goldfish, 2 gold twin barred platy and the one is just a feeder fish I couldn't find a similar picture of it
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