Hey everyone! Glad to finally find a place where I can nerd out with other fish lovers!
Anyway, I have a 50 gallon long tank which I want to use mainly for discus. A friend of mine recently gave me her Eheim 2217 canister filter as she had upgraded. Now my assumption is that the bacteria already in that filter will greatly assist in the cycling of my tank.
So I purchased 12 neon tetras and im going to leave it at that for a few weeks to make sure things run smoothly. However the goal is to add discus. I also want to add live plants, I recently added new sand to the tank.
Currently I have fake plants to give the tetras someplace to chill.
I guess I have four main questions:
Was it right of me to assume I could rely on the bacteria in the filter to quickly cycle my tank?
How many Discus could I stock in this tank with the amount of tetras I already have?
When could I add plants to my tank? And what are some good plant choices based on the fish I wish to stock?
Thank you for taking the time to read this and especially for answering my questions! Any advice is helpful!
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