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Old 11-29-2011, 07:11 PM   #31
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k im going to get rid off all the fish i have and start new
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Ok. Then you can get what you want and what's beat suited to your tank.
Just a couple of things you might not know yet.
Was the tank running with fish when you got it?
Have you read up on the nitrogen cycle yet?
You will need to buy a test kit to check parameters.
Don't wash the tank or filter out with tap water unless you plan on cycling the tank all over again.
If you are not starting from scratch, Leave some of old fish in the tank (to provide ammonia of your beneficial bacteria) until you are ready for the fish you want.
Weekly water changes will be needed, not monthly to keep your tank healthy.
Make sure you have a good dechlorinator for your tap water.
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Ok. Then you can get what you want and what's beat suited to your tank.
Just a couple of things you might not know yet.
Was the tank running with fish when you got it?
Have you read up on the nitrogen cycle yet?
You will need to buy a test kit to check parameters.
Don't wash the tank or filter out with tap water unless you plan on cycling the tank all over again.
If you are not starting from scratch, Leave some of old fish in the tank (to provide ammonia of your beneficial bacteria) until you are ready for the fish you want.
Weekly water changes will be needed, not monthly to keep your tank healthy.
Make sure you have a good dechlorinator for your tap water.

yes all the fish that are in my tank now were there when i got the tank and what exactley is cycling and how do i go about it starting from scratch and i have half a bottle of nutrafin aqua plus tap water conditioner
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yes all the fish that are in my tank now were there when i got the tank and what exactley is cycling and how do i go about it starting from scratch and i have half a bottle of nutrafin aqua plus tap water conditioner
I will post some links for you to have a read through. Cycling is the process of growing ammonia and nitrite consuming bacteria in your filter. Water conditioner/dechlorinator is needed to remove chlorine and chloramine from your tap water. Chlorine and chloramine can harm your fish or kill them and it kills the bacteria in your filter.
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/articl...now/Page2.html
The (almost) Complete Guide and FAQ to Fishless Cycling
Fish-in Cycling: Step over into the dark side.
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