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Old 02-06-2012, 01:11 PM   #201
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Guide to Starting a Freshwater Aquarium
Please read this. It contains info on different cycling methods including the safe way to to a fish in cycle.[please help with fish in cycle,fish are ok for now.thanks vinniefrio
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:45 PM   #202
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Vinniefrio - I sent you a PM
Scott - hows everything going? Decided on a light yet?
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Vinniefrio - I sent you a PM
Scott - hows everything going? Decided on a light yet?
Thanks for checking up! So far everything seems to be going very smoothly. My fish are all alive and well. They are more active everyday . Yesterday I actually saw 2 of them trying to mate, but the others constantly bothered them. For all I know though, it could've been a success. I believe I have 2F and 3M, or vice versa. You can see the difference in two of their colors, and they're fatter than the other three.

As far as the lights, I have decided to go with an FNI fixture. I am still debating on whether to purchase a 24" (actually measures 23.25" in length) or a 30" fixture. If the 30" takes the standard 24" T5HO bulb, then I will go with that one, since my tank measures 31", we'll just say 30" in length (more coverage with the lights I assume). Either way, I plan to change the bulbs, since they only offer either blue actinic, or 10000k or 20000k white bulb.

Here are the two fixtures, just in case you wanted to see them again.

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UPDATE: I did some research and found that the 30" fixture at FNI does take the standard 24" bulb!! YAY! I emailed Simon from FNI, but he has yet to get back to me...
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So your all sorted!
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:09 PM   #206
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yes ma'am! I actually ordered some new plants, so this couldn't have come at a better time. Will keep you updated when my cycle is near finished.
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UPDATE: spoke with Simon from FNI, and decided to purchase their 24" 2 bulb T5HO fixture. I was seriously debating the 30", but if I wanted to use the legs, I wouldn't be able to with my hood. Guess I'll use the legs on the 24" and just simply place the light on top of my hood. Can't wait till I get it in!

Also, I purchased one more female Harlequin Rasbora. The main reason is because I currently have 2 females and 3 males, and the one lone male seemed lonely . I purchased the female from the same store I purchased the other 5, which are doing beautifully btw. And, it was from the same stock that my first 5 were from, so she should be healthy . I also saw some Endlers Livebearers, but they are just too **** small!

Oh, and one more thing, I purchased some BioMax Filter Inserts from AquaClear, and threw them behind my stock filter inserts for both my Aqueon filters. I plan to purchase a 10g tank, and use it as a QT tank, and will transfer my Aqueon QuietFlow 10 to that tank. I plan to replace the Aqueon with probably an AquaClear filter, once the 10g gets set up. Sound like a good idea?
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All sounds good! A QT is an excellent idea. Saves potentially infecting existing fish with disease.
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