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Old 07-18-2019, 04:16 AM   #1
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New tank, adding fish, algae eaters, and water changes! 😬

I have officially set up my first tank. It is five gallons and I have it set up with substrate, live plants, some decor, and moss.
I suppose it has probably been up and running for about a week now, but I just got all the decor and everything I wanted to add in today.
How long do I need to wait to add fish?
(I also would like to add ADFs, idk if this timing is any different since they are amphibians)
Perhaps I could add snails or something for the algae soon?
And when should I do the first water change?

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Old 07-20-2019, 12:59 PM   #2
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Hi Mary Beth, welcome to the hobby!

Just remember that patience is the aquarist's best friend. Here's a good article on getting started with a freshwater tank:

Guide to Starting a Freshwater Aquarium - Aquarium Advice
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