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Old 12-29-2011, 04:04 PM   #21
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OK I know I sound like such a newbie, but that is what I am!!

I think I have changed my stocking plan again. I decided to move the platys into the 20 gallon like was suggested and move the Betta and Neons into the 5 gallon. Not sure what I will do with the 2.5 gallon - maybe put some african dwarf frogs in there? that is a whole different topic!! for now I am just going to set it aside unless I should do something else with it - suggestions??

as far as cylcing the tank - can't I do the fish in cycling method? if I do this do I just keep checking the water and do PWCs when my numbers get too high. what is the definition of "too high" when doing a fish in cycling? I know for an established tank I want the Ammonia and Nitrites 0. is this what I still want while I am cyling or do I let the Ammonia and Nitrites go up to .25?
Please help me out - I obviously need lots of advice!!

Oh! and I am having so much fun!! thanks everyone!!
I will link the guides for you on fishless cycling.
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/articl...now/Page2.html

Fish-in Cycling: Step over into the dark side.

You'll want to test the water everyday and do a water change when ammonia or nitrite are above .25ppm. You want to keep it at or below .25ppm.
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You'll want to test the water everyday and do a water change when ammonia or nitrite are above .25ppm. You want to keep it at or below .25ppm.
Thanks Mumma! I read those links. that was what I was thinking about the ammonia and nitrites. So if the water tests .25ppm I leave it? and if it is higher I do a PWC? just checking - I want to keep my tanks undercontrol and my fish happy
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Thanks Mumma! I read those links. that was what I was thinking about the ammonia and nitrites. So if the water tests .25ppm I leave it? and if it is higher I do a PWC? just checking - I want to keep my tanks undercontrol and my fish happy
Usually if its at or above .25ppm IMO. If its .25ppm and you don't do a PWC by the time you do one the next day the ammonia will be even higher.
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your new plan sounds good, except for the neons in the 5... that is far too small for them.
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