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Old 05-20-2010, 11:50 PM   #1
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Hello all, I'm definitely an aquarium newbie. Been lurking for awhile and finally decided to register. Looks like a lot of good info and knowledgable people here.

Last week after months of procrastinating, I finally convinced my wife to get an aquarium. After a lot of reading and researching, we decided to buy a 56 gallon Marineland tank. It has been running for only 4 days. Sparsely populated for now until it gets cycled. For now there are 5 Zebra Danios, which look like tiny minnows in this big tank!

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Looks like a good start! Keep up on your water changes while you are cycling since you have fish in there.
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Yes, please start daily 10% water changes and check your ammonia level to make sure it is ZERO (same for Nitrites).
After the tank is cycled you can cut back on the PWCs.

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Welcome. Your tank looks nice.
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Welcome to AA! +1 for daily water changes! keep them fishies happy
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Old 05-22-2010, 04:54 PM   #8
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I've been doing about 20% water changes daily since I added the Danios, so far Ammonia levels haven't budged and are still registering at zero. I'm figuring it'll take a while to cycle the tank with such little fishes but I'll definitely keep on top of it. One of the Danios (the smallest one and I think he was not healthy to begin with) I bought died on the second night but all the other 5 seem to be doing great so far. They came from PetSmart which probably wan't the best place to get them but....
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