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Old 07-14-2020, 04:09 PM   #1
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Hey my wife and I are fairly new to fish keeping, and we are absolutely hooked already. Set up a 65g tropical to start, and since we let it set for the month to establish then stock, we have also gotten a betta tank, and are thinking about setting up another tank, with the goal to learn enough to set up a salt tank. I really donít know what I am doing, but am a quick learner and love diving head first into things.Click image for larger version

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Old 07-14-2020, 04:13 PM   #2
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Did you cycle the tank? Just letting it sit for a period won't cycle it.
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Did you cycle the tank? Just letting it sit for a period won't cycle it.


Yes we cycled it, thank you! Sorry not 100% sure about all of the proper vocabulary yet.
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Nice looking tank. I would do regular water parameter tests for a few weeks to be sure your cycle is established. If you see any readable ammonia or nitrites do 25% water change, and add to your stocking slowly.
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That was a fast setup I have a 55 gallon going and it been cycling for 7 weeks and it still not done yet
Nice looking betta
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Nice looking tank. I would do regular water parameter tests for a few weeks to be sure your cycle is established. If you see any readable ammonia or nitrites do 25% water change, and add to your stocking slowly.

Will do! Thank you! We have been going to the local aquarium shop almost everyday and taking water samples. They have been super helpful and Iím sure all of you will be as well!
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That was a fast setup I have a 55 gallon going and it been cycling for 7 weeks and it still not done yet
Nice looking betta


Ours was a little over a month, closer to 6/7 weeks, we made the rookie mistake of getting fish like 2 days after the tank was set up, and nobody made it.. and thank you, his name is Neptune and he knows he is beautiful lol
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I am planning on getting a betta in mine too
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Wow your tank is beautiful, our betta is in his own separate tank
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Thank you I donít have room for multiple tanks. But I will make sure not to get anything with fancy tails other then the betta. We wouldnít want him to think it another betta in the tank
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Thank you I donít have room for multiple tanks. But I will make sure not to get anything with fancy tails other then the betta. We wouldnít want him to think it another betta in the tank


Honestly we werenít going to start a betta tank, but we found a little one for like $5 at goodwill and gave it a good scrubbing.
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