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Old 02-22-2012, 07:31 PM   #11
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This is why testing is so important. You may need to do water changes twice a day (am & pm) with your tank so heavily stocked. Anytime the ammonia/nitrite rise above .25ppm, you should consider a water change to keep your guys healthy.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:30 AM   #12
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hi everyone i put together all the money i could get together and bought a 55 gallon tank and plants i got it after work today and it is currently running right now with no fish in it. i am maintaining constant upkeep on the smaller ten gallon still and within a day or two i will slowly start to transfer fish over to the 55. i will try to post pics by the end of the weekend and any dvice on how many fish at a time and how long to wait between transfers would really help me out, and after i get all fish in the 55 i am going to put my beta scuba steve in the 10 gallon tank
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:41 AM   #13
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i figue a in fish cycle in the 55 will be healthier than doing it in the 10 gallon cause of amount of fish i have. this way i can sperate the gold fish from the tropical ones
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:50 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Mumma.of.two
And the catfish I can't say because you didn't say what kind it was.
In the OP's other thread we determined its a Pleco, most likely a common.

In the future, try not to start multiple identical threads. It makes it difficult for everyone to be on the same page as far as what decisions have been made and what advice has already been given.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:40 AM   #15
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Welcome to Aquarium Advice frshwaterfish.
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:31 PM   #16
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everything is going good so far with running the 55 gallon with the community and the 10 gallon with the betta in it. my son loves the 55 he sits there for hours looking at everything in it . i went to a quality store in anchor bay michigan and got some more plants and an air stone for the side of the tank opposite where the filter is ( its cool and i figured it couldnt hurt ). all fish and my eel are doing well and am maintaing ammonia under .25 ppm and making sure it stays good and try to keep it as close to 0 as i can. been feeding my eel brine and these black worms i got from that store it had them at an ok price, got enough brine shrimp for about 4 days or so and enough worms to last @ least a month for 6 bucks. any links on cycling or other useful info i should read or advice on what im looking for now as far as my cycle or tips would be appreciated by both me and my son
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:37 PM   #17
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It sounds like your doing a great job so far!!!! Dont hesitate to ask any questions!
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:34 AM   #18
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i was advised @ the good fish store not to buy any frilly or red colored plants for my tank cause i lacked proper lighting for them ( i have 50 dollar apiece day\night leds that came with the tank, nice lights for what they are ) and was advised to buy the plants i bought which are green, hardy, and have very nice roots....... i dont like to do things unless i do them as seriously as i can afford to do them and fish have already turned from a simple gift for my son into an addiction already lol. i see on ebay i can get two 24 inch 96w 6500k t5 lights with the led blue "night lights" for 80 apiece brand new with a 30 day return unless anyone knows of a good site with better prices and\or a better light, is something like that something i should consider? around $80 a light is all i would be able to afford to spend on lighting and saw in a different thread that a light like that is a "poor mans" plant light if you need one for your tank but i also want to get the best light i can with what i can afford to spend thx everyone for helping
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:43 AM   #19
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Omg, I totally sympathize with you! My family got me a 20g complete with fish, as an early bday gift! Did some Googling found out I was overstocked went and saved all my pennies, got a 55g, did some Googling learned about cycling! One road block after another.... But even though its tough moving all that water once, twice a day I have found myself COMPLETELY addicted
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Welcome to AA! I too started for my son (he's 10 though) and became addicted! We were incredibly overstocked also!! Now we have 4 tanks and it's only been 5 months LOL!!! Every now and then you will run into kinks but with the internet and the lovely folks on here at AA, it's easy to iron them out
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