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Old 03-25-2013, 12:44 AM   #1
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Hello everyone!! I just recently got my first aquarium, on Tuesday, March 19, 2013! It's a freshwater aquarium with 7 tropical creatures total: 2 Dalmatian Lyre tail mollies, 2 sunburst platy, and 3 ghost shrimp that I added on Thursday, March 21, 2013! I have 4 artificial plants and a volcano bubbler! My tank is a TopFin 10 gallon tank with a hood with lights, a filter, and I will be purchasing a heater tomorrow considering my parents will start turning the Air Conditioner on dropping the room temp into the 60's considering we are heading into summer, here in Texas our days get into the high 90's. I am hoping to meet very knowledgable people whom I can ask info for and who can help me keep my fish alive with the recommended care products! Next Saturday I hope to add a few more fish to my aquarium to "liven" it up a little bit! If you have any helpful starter tips for me then please share!! I would love to get my aquarium set up as a "self-maintaining" tank if possible!
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:52 AM   #2
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Hello everyone!! I just recently got my first aquarium, on Tuesday, March 19, 2013! It's a freshwater aquarium with 7 tropical creatures total: 2 Dalmatian Lyre tail mollies, 2 sunburst platy, and 3 ghost shrimp that I added on Thursday, March 21, 2013! I have 4 artificial plants and a volcano bubbler! My tank is a TopFin 10 gallon tank with a hood with lights, a filter, and I will be purchasing a heater tomorrow considering my parents will start turning the Air Conditioner on dropping the room temp into the 60's considering we are heading into summer, here in Texas our days get into the high 90's. I am hoping to meet very knowledgable people whom I can ask info for and who can help me keep my fish alive with the recommended care products! Next Saturday I hope to add a few more fish to my aquarium to "liven" it up a little bit! If you have any helpful starter tips for me then please share!! I would love to get my aquarium set up as a "self-maintaining" tank if possible!
Hello, I definitely wouldn't add being it's a brand new tank and you already added a few fish without cycling.
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I would wait till your levels drop than introduce a couple more small fish after things have leveled out. Congrats on the new tank
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Oh, ok. I was told to let my tank sit with the filter on and a cartridge in it, while adding 5ml of water conditioner everyday, for 2-3 days before adding fish so I did... I got the fish and everything at petsmart and they said after about a week i could start adding fish so thats where that udea came from and after about 6 months I would need a siphon hose. I've been reading around and it seems like I would need a hose ASAP for weekly cleanings??
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I would wait till your levels drop than introduce a couple more small fish after things have leveled out. Congrats on the new tank
That is another thing I saw that I needed, a water test kit. For some reason they didn't recommended it to me when I asked?? And thanks!! I'm excited!
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I tried to reply, maybe it's delayed? Yah you will definitely want a siphon and your going to do regular water changes. As for them not recommending a test kit? I got nothing?
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Hello, I definitely wouldn't add being it's a brand new tank and you already added a few fish without cycling.
Oh, ok. I was told to let my tank sit with the filter on and a cartridge in it, while adding 5ml of water conditioner everyday, for 2-3 days before adding fish so I did... I got the fish and everything at petsmart and they said after about a week i could start adding fish so thats where that udea came from and after about 6 months I would need a siphon hose. I've been reading around and it seems like I would need a hose ASAP for weekly cleanings??
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I tried to reply, maybe it's delayed? Yah you will definitely want a siphon and your going to do regular water changes. As for them not recommending a test kit? I got nothing?
Hmm, ok. and yeah I was wandering why they didn't?
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