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Old 10-15-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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Gold fish

Is it true to get a few goldfish for a new tank to build up bacteria ?
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Is can be true but most on here will tell you to stay clear of such a thing. What size tank do you have?
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:17 PM   #3
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Is can be true but most on here will tell you to stay clear of such a thing. What size tank do you have?
It's a 55 gal an I got two whisper60 filters one is for carbon an one has the foam just thought I'd tell yeah a Lil more about it ...
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:19 PM   #4
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Ya I'd stay away from gold fish. You said in your other thread you are doing a fishless cycle. How much ammonia did you add to your tank?
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Ya I'd stay away from gold fish. You said in your other thread you are doing a fishless cycle. How much ammonia did you add to your tank?
None I thought you don't want that
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:31 PM   #6
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You need ammonia to build up for a cycled tank. Here is a link to fishless cycles and the one I go by everytime with out fail.

Fishless Cycling - Article at The Age of Aquariums - Tropical Fish
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:44 PM   #7
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Here's another good read for you. I did a fishless cycle and I think it caused me more headache then it saved me trouble to be honest.

Fish-in Cycling: Step over into the dark side - Aquarium Advice
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:47 PM   #8
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Fishless cycles are pretty easy you just have to have patience. It only took 2 weeks to do the fishless cycle on my tank. My fish in cycle right now has so far taken 8 weeks and have lost 3-4 fish from it.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:28 PM   #9
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Dont add goldfish unless this what you plan on stocking your tank with. You need to decide if you want to do a fish-in or fishless cycle. If its fish-in, stock only with fish you plan on keeping. If you want to stock with fancy goldfish, I suggest doing a fishless cycle because they do not handle cycling well and may have longterm health issues as the result. Either way, cycling takes patience. Fish-in cycles can last 6-8wks or quite a bit longer. Fishless cycles typically average 4-8wks from scratch. Adding cycling media is the fastest way to jumpstart a cycle whether its fish-in or fishless. Please ask if you have any questions!
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