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Old 12-13-2006, 02:01 PM   #1
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Hi, love this forum. I read it all the time, and thought it was time to sign in. I live in rural Missouri, on a small farm. I have 2 tanks, one 10 gal QT, and a 90 gallon (i think) FW. I use a magnum 350, and a penguin 350 bio wheel. I have a 400 w heater, and 2 bubble stones. As you can probably tell I'm kind of new at this fish thing. In the big tank I have 5 clown loaches, (my fav), 5 neon tetras, 4 sunburst platties, 1 Black molly, and 3 skeeter minnows from one of our pasture ponds. The QT is being cycled with 2 rosy barbs. I plan on adding some dwrf gouramis to the big tank and probably some others down the road, It seems prety empty right now.
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:24 PM   #5
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OK, I read the fishless cycle article, & I have access to pure amonia, as I happen to work in a lab!! I guess I thought this was dangerous, but I am now convinced it seems much more humane. Couldn't I also add some water from my established tank to help the process??
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The filter media or even just a good squeeze from the sponges would be more effective.
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You want the nitrifying bacteria which doesn't reside in the water column (I'm assuming FW is about the same as SW..right?), it resides in the substrate, filter media and some other things that are in your tank (sorry, I'm not too familliar with FW, so I don't know where else it would reside). I'll hush up and let the "freshie" experts help.
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Looking nice. With your tank sitting there, I would never be able to tell you what was on the TV above it, because I would be to busy watching the tank. LOL
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