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post #1 of 5 Old 02-27-2009, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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How do I know how much is too much to feed my angels? plus I just got the tank a few days ago. I wanted to buy a plecos ( i think I spelled that right?). The guy said no I had to wait 8 weeks before I could put that in a new tank. something about bacteria? thanks.
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post #2 of 5 Old 02-27-2009, 08:56 AM
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Please research cycling, that will inform you of the beneficial bacteria that person was talking about.
Anything left over after about 5 minutes you should scoop out with a net that way it's not just sitting in the tank...

75 gallon
1 pleco
1 OB Peac0ck
1 Yellow Lab
1 Blue Peac0ck
1 Greshakei
1 Red Peac0ck
1 Acei
1 Chailosi
1 Flameback
1 Rock Kribensis
1 CAE

20 gallon
2 female bettas
6 emerald green cories

2 dogs Diesel and Hummer!
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post #3 of 5 Old 02-27-2009, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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ok I researched the cycling. It says I should have waited to get fish until after the cycle. The pet shop sure didnt tell me that. Heres the problem I have 4 small angels in a 10 gal. Are they gonna die because no cycle?
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post #4 of 5 Old 02-27-2009, 04:04 PM
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I personally do not know much about angels, if they are hardy enough (which I do not know) then they may make it through.
Many people do a cycle with fish, but I always choose a fishless cycle because it's much less a hassle to deal with than when having fish in it.
Do 20% water changes everyday, that will keep the ammonia and nitrites as close to 0 as possible. Try to see if anyone has an already cycled tank in your area and try to grab some gravel from the tank, put it in a stocking and put it in the 10g. That will help speed up the cycling process....

Don't worry I did the same thing when I first started fishkeeping, my adventure didn't end well at all, but ya learn and you do your best.

75 gallon
1 pleco
1 OB Peac0ck
1 Yellow Lab
1 Blue Peac0ck
1 Greshakei
1 Red Peac0ck
1 Acei
1 Chailosi
1 Flameback
1 Rock Kribensis
1 CAE

20 gallon
2 female bettas
6 emerald green cories

2 dogs Diesel and Hummer!
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post #5 of 5 Old 02-28-2009, 08:59 AM
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If your LFS carries "stability" it helps tremendously with cycling a tank, much quicker than the fishless cycling, and well, since you already have fish it's a bit late for that anyway. I have used the stability in a couple of tanks now and it has worked great! I know several people who do not like using products like this, but for $10-$15 a bottle it is much cheaper than replacing your fish if they don't make it through. Just follow the directions on the bottle, it is a multi day process (you add x amount on x day, x amount on another day, and so on), but it works.
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