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Old 02-16-2013, 09:38 AM   #1
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Hello there! My name is Jared and I have just finished setting up my freshwater tropical community tank equipped with a power filter and a nice adjustable heater. I do have one question though... The lady at pet smart told me to start out my tank with a few zebra danios. They have been in my tank for 2 days now and I was wondering how long it will take before I can add other fish I desire(glofish, guppies) Any advice would be great thanks!
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:52 AM   #3
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Hey sounds like a nice setup. I have just one question for you: is your tank cycled? Because if it isn't you are going to have to a fish in cycle with the danios. I did a fish in cycle with my tank with zebra danios in the fall and it took about two months to complete and you can only add fish more fish after your tank is cycled. If your tank is cycled than you should test your water levels everyday, until everything is at zero. When this happens (usually takes about a week or so depending on the number and size of your fish) you can slowly (2-3 fish at a time) start adding more fish and repeating the same process.
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No..... I just found out about cycling after I had gotten my fish..... I guess I need to do an fish in cycle. Is there a testing kit you recommend?
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No..... I just found out about cycling after I had gotten my fish..... I guess I need to do an fish in cycle. Is there a testing kit you recommend?
API Freshwater test kit

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000255NCI

Also a good read

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/fishin...tep-dark-side/
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:17 AM   #7
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HI and welcome! What size tank?

This guide might help some too: Guide to Starting a Freshwater Aquarium - Aquarium Advice
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:19 AM   #8
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10 gallon
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OOO 10 G. Keep a really close eye on your water parameters. My 10 G was one of the hardest tanks to keep going as it doesn't take much to upset the balance.

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Old 02-16-2013, 12:08 PM   #10
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Ok..... I will start cycling today
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