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Old 05-15-2011, 04:46 AM   #1
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Very new to the site and fish keeping We had fish tanks at my parents when I was young but had little advice and I have now discovered most of that "advice" was wrong which I have now come to the conclusion is typical from small pet shops. I only have a small 28l tropical tank and I am on my 3rd week of fishless cycling after getting sum fab advice from this site . My Amm levels had almost dropped to 0ppm so I have increased the Amm to 4ppm, no nitrites showing as yet, and will do another water test today. I have also increased the tank temp as suggested.

When cycled I am planning on adding some White Mollies and guppies . I haven't added any live plants yet but have several ornaments. Bit concerned about live plants as a friend added them and ended up with a snail infestation not sure how to wash them to ensure this doesnt happen, any advice would be brill!

Always thought fishkeeping was simple but I am growing to love the complexities of it all and am keen to learn more.

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Old 05-15-2011, 06:28 AM   #2
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hi Ruth, welcome to AA. I just signed up myself today and this is my first post here. just wanted to wish you luck with your tank, hope it all goes well.

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Ruth, go fo live plant if you can, I think it finishes the aquarium best and helps the water condition too. Snails... I don't like them either, so I add live plant after it has been in untreated cold tap-water overnight. The snails seem to drop off readily !
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Cool I'll try that, think its ok to add plans while fishless cycling
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Yes, should be okay, in fact can help it along
I would stick to something that can grow easily, so you don't need any fert's. Amazon sword is a good starter plant.
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