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post #1 of 16 Old 10-07-2012, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Wassup everyone?! My name is Xavier I'm from NYC just bought a 50 gallon tank. Set it up on 10/5/12. Started my fish less shrimp cycle on 10/5/12 finally got an ammonia reading of 1.0ppm I'm going to add 2 more medium shrimp to my tank to bring up my ammonia level to 5 ppm. Still have no nitrite levels. From what I read on here people don't get them till like day 8. I'm running a Penguin power filter 350 with bio wheels for 70 gallon tanks. And have a couple of anubias nana plants like 6 and a amazon sword. So maybe that's keeping my ammonia down? Well my plan of fish once this is all done. What I have so far is

12x zebra danios
8x tiger barbs

The tiger barbs are the main fish I want to get so I'm building around them. I'm trying to do research on what else to stock so if anyone has any suggestions I highly appreciate it. And if anyone has had any experience with the shrimp method I would like their input.

Thank you all and hope to get to know ya all better.

By the way I'm a Honda technician if anyone has any car questions ill do my best to answer them accurately.
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post #2 of 16 Old 10-07-2012, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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I ment I set it up 10/2/12 cycle began 10/5/12
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Welcome to the site, there's lot's of helpful people here! The only small problem I've heard of using shrimp to cycle a tank is it can stink up your room.lol And damb I need a ford tec!
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post #5 of 16 Old 10-07-2012, 08:27 PM
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Welcome to TFK forum.

I prefer "cycling" with live plants, so if i were you i would get a few more fast-growing species. Floating plants serve this well, as well as being appreciated by all forest fish.

We have fish profiles here, second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top of the page. If the name, scientific or common used in the profile, is typed the same in a post it will shade and becomes a link to that profile, example Tiger Barb and Zebra Danio. You will find useful data on the fish in the profiles, and suggestions for tankmates.

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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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Welcome to TFK forum.

I prefer "cycling" with live plants, so if i were you i would get a few more fast-growing species. Floating plants serve this well, as well as being appreciated by all forest fish.

We have fish profiles here, second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top of the page. If the name, scientific or common used in the profile, is typed the same in a post it will shade and becomes a link to that profile, example Tiger Barb and Zebra Danio. You will find useful data on the fish in the profiles, and suggestions for tankmates.

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Ah that's cool. I'm a complete newbie at this my way of having fish before was water fish and move on. This is the first time I'm doing stuff right I think. What are these floating plants you speak of?
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Welcome to the site, there's lot's of helpful people here! The only small problem I've heard of using shrimp to cycle a tank is it can stink up your room.lol And damb I need a ford tec!
Lol hey I could still probably help unless its dealer specific trouble codes
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post #8 of 16 Old 10-07-2012, 08:51 PM
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No, it's all right man! It's still 100% under warrenty, taking it in tomorrow. But thanks for offering. As for floating plants, try to get some Water sprites. I also really like the Penny worth, It's actully a stemmed plant that you can grow in the substrate or just let it float. Kind of looks like lilly pads from the surface when floating. But I'am not to sure if it's a fast grower?
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No, it's all right man! It's still 100% under warrenty, taking it in tomorrow. But thanks for offering. As for floating plants, try to get some Water sprites. I also really like the Penny worth, It's actully a stemmed plant that you can grow in the substrate or just let it float. Kind of looks like lilly pads from the surface when floating. But I'am not to sure if it's a fast grower?
Oh alright I'll do my homework because this the first I've heard of them. Are the easy care? I hear some plants need the Co2 injections I'm not trying to do that right now. Just raise healthy fish. I wanna do a planted tank later on in life.
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