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Old 09-25-2008, 01:21 PM   #1
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Hi all, great forum!

Last week, I bought this 28g hex tank and stand from a friend for 50 bucks.

It was grossly neglected, and had a leak. With the help of this forum, I was able to completely dismantle it, clean, and reseal it. I'm kicking myself for not taking any "before", and "during" pictures.

Let me know what ya think. I need to take some of that gravel out and add some decoration. I don't think planting is going to happen in this tank. I'm too inexperience right now and lighting is an issue.

My main concern right now is fishless cycling. I don't know where to get my hands on some pure ammonia. I also have no source of bacteria whatsoever.

Will a tank cycle without added bacteria? Will it just take longer?

If/when I can get it cycled I will be looking for advice on stocking it.





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Welcome to the site! A raw shrimp will work for ammonia.
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Welcome to the site! A raw shrimp will work for ammonia.
Thanks for the advice!
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Welcome to the site!
I agree, a raw and unseasoned shrimp for your local grocery store will be a great ammonia source.
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Welcome to AA! Congrats on the great deal, it looks great!
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