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Old 12-21-2020, 09:46 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

I recently got back into the hobby because the girlfriends parents picked me up a 5G Marineland Potrait aquarium. Iíve had some previous experience with aquariums, and I actually used to keep some saltwater. I have two other tanks laying around but I decided to get my feet back wet with this one.

Iím currently running a fish less cycle, only about 8 or 9 days in. I have some plants that I got from PetCo, and some more test kits for my aquarium such as KH and GH.

My current parameters are: roughly 6.6 PH, 1ppm Ammonia, 0ppm Nitrite, and 0ppm Nitrates.

So Iím currently awaiting the cycle process. I have some chems I can dose, been debating raising my PH some. But the plants seem to be happy for the most part.

hygger 9.7 Inches Blue White LED Aquarium Light Clip on Small Led Light for Planted Saltwater Freshwater Fish Tank with Gooseneck Clamp

Thatís the light Iím currently running.

Iím running fluval stratum for substrate and I ditched the activated carbon for a bag of purigen. I have some filter floss on the way that I will wrap my sponge in and I would like to order a sponge to put over my return outlet so I can up my filtration rate and keep flow slower. Currently have the pump turned down.

My plans for this tank are a betta, a few snails, and couple of shrimp. With the Betta coming in last. I have ferts to dose and will do so once my remaining test kits come in. I will probably run CO2 at some point in the future, this is my first planted tank. But Iím happy to be back, itíll be a fun process and canít wait to get in there and learn some more!

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Old 12-22-2020, 07:54 AM   #2
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Great. Here is some information to help you on cycling your filter for your tank.
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