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Old 02-27-2009, 09:14 AM   #1
 
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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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Old 02-27-2009, 09:56 AM   #2
 
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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...
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:17 AM   #3
 
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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Old 02-27-2009, 05:04 PM   #4
 
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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.
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:59 AM   #5
 
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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