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post #11 of 14 Old 12-19-2012, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks,

I just brought a new heater for this tank. Plus the greenish color is clearing up.
Do I need to do a water change before I add any fish to this new cycled tank?
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Thanks,

I just brought a new heater for this tank. Plus the greenish color is clearing up.
Do I need to do a water change before I add any fish to this new cycled tank?
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No. From your earlier data, you have live plants, and your nitrification numbers are zero. So add a few fish. What fish are you intending for this tank? Some are better than others to start with.

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I'm still unsure about what kind of fish I want to put into this tank. Right now I have some huge dwarf groumi's, clown loaches and a huge Pleco that need to be put into this bigger tank. I may also add some of the bigger baby platy's that are in my 5 gal nursery tank.

After that........

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I'm still unsure about what kind of fish I want to put into this tank. Right now I have some huge dwarf groumi's, clown loaches and a huge Pleco that need to be put into this bigger tank. I may also add some of the bigger baby platy's that are in my 5 gal nursery tank.

After that........

Thanks for all your help.
Of these fish, I would move the gourami first, then the pleco, then the clowns. And a fewq days apart, meaning all gourami at one time, then after a few days, the pleco, then after a few days all the clowns. Assuming you can keep them where they are like this.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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