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Old 11-19-2012, 03:42 AM   #1
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Hi I'm new to this site. I've started up a new tank. It's 3ft by about 2.5 ft wide so it's quite big. Going to put chiclids in it but have to wait a couple of weeks for the water to be ready. I've had a tank set up before so I know a little about aquariums but I thought I should become a member of this forum to pick up some tips etc.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:57 AM   #2
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Welcome to AA!
May I ask how you are cycling?
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:53 AM   #3
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May I ask how you are cycling?
Well I haven't added anything in the water. Other than decorations. I was told to wait for two weeks
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put food in the tank during is perioud or ul kick a mini cycle and kill ya fish mate id be adding food in the morning and at night or yeah your good BB will die from not having to feed from
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I know I could add some type of stuff to help it along but I'm not in any rush cause I'm still looking for drift wood
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:00 AM   #6
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put food in the tank during is perioud or ul kick a mini cycle and kill ya fish mate id be adding food in the morning and at night or yeah your good BB will die from not having to feed from
Really! I thought water conditioner helps too. Ok I will add some fish food ( to feed bacteria)
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:11 AM   #7
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yeah the water conditioner wont help its only to take the nastys out your tap water but yeah feeding the tank will make sure you dont kick start a mini cycle when you add ur fish
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What type of wood are you looking at I would just go to a river or stream more choice plus no purchase price
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This article contains links to the cycling guides.
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/articl...ium/Page1.html
You need an ammonia is source to start, continue and maintain the nitrogen cycle.
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Thanks for the link. Had a look and found it quite interesting.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:35 PM   #11
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What type of wood are you looking at I would just go to a river or stream more choice plus no purchase price
Either driftwood or golden vine.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:17 PM   #12
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Either driftwood or golden vine.
nice i always love the look of drift wood but its hard to come by in perth
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