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Old 07-20-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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Hi all!! I don't want to get long-winded, so I'll try to keep it short and sweet.

Zero success with previous aquariums due to no knowledge of the cycle. Kept the tank, but haven't used it for about 4 yrs. I recently saw some dwarf puffers at the LFS, and decided to try again. I haven't bought the fish yet, dont worry haha. Here's what I have and what I've done, hopefully you all can help me get started right this time!!

10 gal tank
Aqueon QuietFlow 10 filter
Tetra airpump with 5 inch airstone

I filled the tank yesterday aftn, and added Jungle Start Right and Microbe-Lift Special Blend in the required doses to start the cycling. Had the filter and airstone going as well.
Ultimate goal is 2 Dwarf puffers, a couple Oto's, and maybe some shrimp for cleanup.

Any and all advice is welcomed!!
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:12 PM   #2
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Also forgot to mention, I would like to get some live plants to go with the fake ones, so any advice on that would be awesome. I.E. species, lighting requirements, etc
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:16 PM   #3
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WELCOME from another SoCal resident! You'll get lots of good info on here. I'm currently cycling 2 tanks, a 10g & a 46g. As everyone will say on here water changes are your friend! Keep an eye on your levels & do water changes accordingly. I can't speak to your stocking plan but others will chime in. Happy cycling.
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Welcome to AA! in case you haven't thumbed through our articles here on the site yet here its a great one to help get you started on the cycling process.
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/the-al...hless-cycling/
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:01 PM   #7
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Welcome to AA! in case you haven't thumbed through our articles here on the site yet here its a great one to help get you started on the cycling process.
The (almost) Complete Guide and FAQ to Fishless Cycling - Aquarium Advice
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Excellent article!! Helped to answer most of my questions so far. Thanks!!
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