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Old 02-18-2012, 11:07 AM   #1
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I am in the process of setting up a basic 10 gallon aquarium for my son, he has autism and he finds watching the fish my friend has calming.

I had a gold fish tank eons ago, and remember it all being fairly simple to do, however I dont want goldfish

I read someplace, wish I could recall where but ive seen many sites lately while I prepare to do this...that if i started the tank with say a few danios then I could cycle it, and just ensure to do frequent water changes till it is stable...

should I be adding anything additional to the tank? and how many is a few? a friend suggested 4-5, but i was thinking err on the side of caution and go with three.

anyhow I look forward to peeking around on here and learning more, I quite enjoyed the tank i had years ago so im sure this will return as a fun hobby and calming activity for myself and my son


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Old 02-18-2012, 11:08 AM   #2
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Depends on what fish but not too many but welcome to AA glad you joined!!
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:42 PM   #3
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Welcome!! Here you go- this also has links to fishless & fish-in cycling. Dont hesiate to ask questions!

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Old 02-18-2012, 04:56 PM   #5
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Hi, and welcome!
Just make sure the water is right before slowly adding fish.
Bet your son will love it!
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