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Old 08-01-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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I was wondering what a some good fish to cycle a tank would be?
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I was wondering what a some good fish to cycle a tank would be?
The best way to cycle a tank would be with no fish in I can't get the articles up for you but I'm sure someone will.
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I'm aware of that but I really don't want an empty tank for forever
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:23 PM   #4
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I'm aware of that but I really don't want an empty tank for forever
There is a lot of hardy fish there would be a LONG list of fish. A lot of community fish are hardy though.
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There is a lot of hardy fish there would be a LONG fish.
What do you mean LONG?
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What do you mean LONG?
Oops I meant long list!
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I was wondering what a some good fish to cycle a tank would be?
http://www.firsttankguide.net/cycle.php

They have good suggestions on that site
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I'm aware of that but I really don't want an empty tank for forever
Trust me... Cycling fish-in takes longer than fish less. The tank wouldn't be empty for that long. Just until the parameters straighten out. Livebearers are good hardy fish and would probably survive the cycle. Just keep up on them water changes
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Would a couple of Daniels be alright?
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Dainos are hardy.
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:31 PM   #11
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Ha ha that's what I meant lol
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I was in a hurry when I did my 55 gal so I only waited about 4 days. I bought tiger barbs, Bala shark and a rainbow shark, all of them died in about a week except the rainbow shark(which is the gf's, go future). And it's been almost a year since I started the tank and he is still happily swimming around. Anyways I would probably wait to add fish just because if you get hardy fish now just to cycle your tank, then you will be stuck with those fish unless you know your lfs will take them back after a certain period of time.
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So if I'd want to keep them I'd be good?
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:27 AM   #14
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So if I'd want to keep them I'd be good?
I did fish in cycle too on my first tank, never lost one fish,
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I just really want some fish off the bat.. at this point I don't really care which ones... its just the matter of I can't wait any longer than I need to
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I just really want some fish off the bat.. at this point I don't really care which ones... its just the matter of I can't wait any longer than I need to
Lol, I vote guppies and danios then
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Lol, I vote guppies and danios then
OK thank you
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I always do fish in cycle and never loose fish. It all depends on what you want to stock in your tank. What type of fish do you want to keep?

I agree with the Danios and guppies.

If you notice the guy that lost all his fish he started with way to many fish. If you are doing a fish cycle start slow just a few fish at a time. If he did just a few barbs he would have been fine
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So if I stick to a few at a time I'll be fine?
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So if I stick to a few at a time I'll be fine?
As the cycle progresses you'll want to keep adding a few fish at a time to get the filters and tank to build bacteria to withstand the bioload. Do you have another tank running now? Or maybe a friend or relatives? If so you can seed the tank from another and it will make the cycle go faster, maybe instantly cycle if your lucky
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