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Old 02-29-2012, 09:54 PM   #1
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Help! Im new and i neeed advice!

Hello y'all. I am new to the hobby and I have a few questions. I really don't want to mess up so I need some advice. To start off, I have a 5 gallon tank. I have two tiger barbs and a Pleco. I have a small filter ( that I hate. I can't tell if it's working!). Ok so my questions. What is cycling? Do I have enough barbs? Is my tank too small? How do I test my water? Please help.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:58 PM   #2
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Hello y'all. I am new to the hobby and I have a few questions. I really don't want to mess up so I need some advice. To start off, I have a 5 gallon tank. I have two tiger barbs and a Pleco. I have a small filter ( that I hate. I can't tell if it's working!). Ok so my questions. What is cycling? Do I have enough barbs? Is my tank too small? How do I test my water? Please help.
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This will answer most of your questions.
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/articl...ium/Page1.html
Your tank is too small unfortunately. Tiger barbs need a 20g or more tank and plecos (commons) can reach almost 2 foot long and need 125g tanks.
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