Hey guys & gals, name's Ryan and I just setup my second tank last nightand I'm starting a fishless cycle tonight with a decoration my buddy is giving me from his cycled tank. I figured it's time for me to find a forum since I do this with everything I own or do. so after looking around I think I've found my home here at AA. You all seem like a great group of people.
I grew up with fish tanks all throughout childhood both FW
big(150g) & small (fishbowl). Of course my dad was always the one to check all the levels & make sure everything was perfect & I just got to feed the fish & occasionally help him clean out the filter media(undergravel filters were the thing then..) So of course I figured I knew what I was doing. I setup my little 10g tank and a couple days later without a fishless cycle threw an angel, pleco(who i plan to put into my new tank since the petsmart near me didn't explain how big he gets!), and a dwarf gourami
. Luckily I noticed them acting odd & fixed my water mistakes. Now im looking to do this right for my 55g FW
tank. once I get home ill take pics of the empty 55g with just water and 1 mini decoartion from a buddies established tank for kicks. When when I get it all established 'll take pics of the pleco & whatever else is gonig in there.(GF & I are debating between 2 bala sharks or a few community schools.
She really wants an oscar but im not a huge fan of cichlids but we'll see.
If I left anything out lemme know haha
Look forward to chatting with everybody and seeing some great setups!