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Re: My first tank

Postby Mick » Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:01 am

How long have you been adding the ammonia?
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Re: My first tank

Postby ThomasR » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:54 pm

the ammonia was 4ppm

I have been adding it for about a little longer then 1 week
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Re: My first tank

Postby ThomasR » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:53 am

the ammonia is 3 ppm
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Re: My first tank

Postby Mick » Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:48 am

Any reading on the nitrites yet?
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Re: My first tank

Postby ThomasR » Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:22 pm

no not yet. ammonia is 3 ppm
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Re: My first tank

Postby malakye » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:40 pm

Keep going with it as a little patience now will go a long way in the future happiness and well being of your fish. It can take 6 weeks to cycle a tank but it is worth it.
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Re: My first tank

Postby ThomasR » Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:00 am

ok so I am going to list the fish I am planning to get

2 jack dempseys
1 oscar
1 galaxy pleco
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Re: My first tank

Postby malakye » Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:47 pm

will look forward to seeing pictures of them when the tanks cycled and you have them.
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Re: My first tank

Postby ThomasR » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:12 am

the ammonia was 3. Or maybe I will go with 1 jack and 1 oscar and 1 pleco

if I do get the 2 jack 1 oscar and 1 plec how many times a week would I have too do a water change and would there be aggression
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Re: My first tank

Postby Graeme » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:06 am

20%-25% water change each week however many fish you have.
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