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Old 01-30-2011, 10:14 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I've joined AA as I have just bought a 110L tall tank last week second hand and it had an API FW test kit with it.

Hoping to get some great advice and make some friends that are interested in this hobby.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:56 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!

You're right on track. One of the smartest things to do when starting out is to get a test kit. Your fish will thank you, believe me... mine all give me High-5s
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:04 AM   #3
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Thanks I'm going to ask for advice in the FW beginners forum
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:28 AM   #4
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It's such a shame that lfs don't tell you to cycle your tank! Mine didn't even tell me about bacteria!
You can still get your tank cycled with fish in it though. It's just going to take a LOT of water changes!
I did exactly what you did, and I'm just coming through the other side of the cycle.
Your should hopefully be easier than mine too. I've got 7 fish in a 48litre tank. That's a lot of ammonia!
I was doing 50% water changes, 3 times a day.
My cycle is very nearly finished now, and no fishy deaths
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:32 AM   #5
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It's such a shame that lfs don't tell you to cycle your tank! Mine didn't even tell me about bacteria!
You can still get your tank cycled with fish in it though. It's just going to take a LOT of water changes!
I did exactly what you did, and I'm just coming through the other side of the cycle.
Your should hopefully be easier than mine too. I've got 7 fish in a 48litre tank. That's a lot of ammonia!
I was doing 50% water changes, 3 times a day.
My cycle is very nearly finished now, and no fishy deaths
I've edited this thread as I've realised that this isn't the right sub forum I'm posting to the beginners FW forum now if you want to replay there I would much appreciate it

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