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Old 06-19-2014, 10:06 PM   #1
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How many fish for cycling?

I'm about to cycle a 70g tank using tiger barbs. How many should I use?
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:44 AM   #2
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I'm about to cycle a 70g tank using tiger barbs. How many should I use?
Hello bruce...

The standard number is 3 to 4 small fish for every 10 gallons of water. Tiger Barbs aren't very hardy. Rosy Barbs are more tolerant of the poorer water conditions during the nitrogen cycle.

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tiger barbs will be fine for the cycle is your on your game.

i would start off way less than he is suggesting.. maybe 8-10 with light feeding every other or 3rd day
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Have you considered doing a fishless cycle, its much easier to do and then won't stress any fish
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Have you considered doing a fishless cycle, its much easier to do and then won't stress any fish

+1 also it will give you more time to decide on your stocking choices while the tank/filter is cycling.
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Plus, rather than daily or every other day water changes you will only have to change the water right before you introduce fish - win win
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How do I do a fishless cycle? And about how long does it take?

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I put this together a few days ago

Welcome to the Aquatic Enthusiasts Official Forum ‚ÄĘ View topic - Fishless Cycle
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Here are some links to relevant articles in the FW Getting Started section:

Articles to Help you Get Started with your Aquarium http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...d.php?t=154837
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