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Old 07-28-2008, 09:02 PM   #21
 
Okay. Good to know. When I talk to her next I'll just set up the bigger tank and see where we are. Do you have buy ammonia to cycle the tank? What are good scources?

But either way, I need to keep these guys living and I still want to get this tank stable, because I've been reading up thatyou should only add one or two fish at a time to any size tank. And that you should keep the new ones seperate for a little while before adding them to your main tank. Granted I've only just started really reading since my fish have been kicking the bucket, I figured I must be missing something.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:26 PM   #22
 
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http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=343

This will help you understand the nitrogen cycle and make your tank fish safe. You can use fish flakes, you don't HAVE to buy ammonia.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:35 PM   #23
 
Thanks, again. I have not issue buy ammonia, it self, but I have dogs, and there are way too many oops options in my house. So if it were to get droped, or something....eek. I don't think it's toxic to them (in small amounts anyway), but that's what pee smells like and I don't want an accident with it and then have dogs peeing in the house. So if there are other ways thats better.

Thanks again for the help. I'll let you know how things progress
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:44 PM   #24
 
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You can buy bottled ammonia from a grocery store or hardware store.
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Old 07-29-2008, 05:42 AM   #25
 
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OK...no dog pee in the tank. Icky.

And understand that you need to change the water in the 2 gallon every day if you want to keep that molly in there. Personally, I'd get my butt out and get that bigger tank asap. They have MUCH better chances being in there and you doing a with-fish cycle instead of fishless.
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:36 AM   #26
 
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OK...no dog pee in the tank. Icky.
LOL!
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:23 AM   #27
 
LOL

I didn't mean dog pee IN the tank! lol! I was thinking more, that water from the tank could spill of the bottle of ammonia could drop etc and then you have spots near your tank that smell like dog pee. Then you have dogs peeing in the house near the tank. Not so cool.

wouldn't it take longer for a big tank to cycle on a fish cycle then? Wouldn't I have better luck cycling a smaller one first?
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:39 AM   #28
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It would take longer, but require less maintenance. If you want to do a fishless cycle, I would highly recommend using pure ammonia instead of fish food. I'm guessing that if your tank has a cover, and you put the ammonia somewhere high that your dogs can't get, you shouldn't have any trouble. I tried fish food with mine, and even after more than a week I didn't get any ammonia readings. Then my mother found some ammonia at Hannaford, and it only took about 10 days to cycle using that. How long has your other tank been set up? If you do daily large water changes during this time your fish would be exposed to less ammonia than if you put them in the bigger tank and started the cycle all over again which would take much longer. Just remember though, that it can take much longer for a fishless cycle, so you would have to be prepared to continue daily maintenance on the smaller tank until it is done. If you don't know exactly how to do a fishless cycle I would just look up "fishless aquarium cycle" on google and do a little research. I would explain it, but I don't have the time right now. Good luck.
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:54 AM   #29
 
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:40 PM   #30
 
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Wouldn't I have better luck cycling a smaller one first?
See, there's the catch. Cycling your 2 gallon tank is practically impossible with that molly, because you're going to have to do practically full water changes daily or every other day just to keep them alive. To put the fish in the bigger tank, test the water daily to monitor everything and do appropriate water changes would probably make the cycle take longer but would be much healthier for them.
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