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post #1 of 2 Old 12-03-2010, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Question 125 gl cycling help

i have a 125gl tank planted with 2 anubias, a few small banana plants, a bunch of anarchias, 10 swords and a few other random plants that i don't remember the names of. I also have put in there a porous rock that I pulled directly out of an already cycled tank and about a cup of the gravel from said tank. Ammonia never got over 0.25ppm, nitrites stayed at 0 and nitrates 5.0. This has been the same for about a week and a half. Unfortunately my plants are starting to die because my light won't be in until Monday in the mean time I have kept my reg light on throughout the day. I was thinking of getting some snails to eat the dead plants that I have. I also heard that they will boost the ammonia levels because they are poop machines so they will help my tank to cycle. I have searched for pure ammonia at all my local stores using the criteria that I have gotten from my forum members ( shake the bottle any foam and it is not suitable for aquaria).

I have 2 bala sharks (4" and 3") and 3 guppies and 2 neons. I would like to put them in the large tank on Monday and just let the tank cycle fish in but I don't want to stress or harm the fish. I would appreciate some thoughts and solutions.
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post #2 of 2 Old 12-04-2010, 01:13 PM
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Well, the plants you have probably aren't enough to cycle the tank by themselves (at least not much faster than a fish cycle), but they are probably the reason your ammonia is so low.

As for fish, Balas, I believe, need to be kept in small groups, as well as neons (neon tetra I am assuming). The Balas, as they get bigger, might become more aggressive. They might start attacking the neon tetras. They may not due to the large size of the tank, though.

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