Just got a 55 gallon!! Help! - Page 3 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 25 Old 06-11-2009, 02:33 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
EricAlverado's Avatar
 
The other tank is not cycled but is still running, and is running very well, i took out the old decoration though... And i dont feed the fish that much, i feed them very very little!

"SOCIAL DISTORTION" ERIC ALVERADO
EricAlverado is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 25 Old 06-11-2009, 09:11 AM
Member
 
Unrulyevil's Avatar
 
Eric, go to your LFS and get Cycle! If you are inpatient than I would recommend you to buy it, Petco has it and Patland has it. add it to your tank, rather then killing countless fish to reach your goal.


I will hold your fish hostage! Unless you pay me one billion dollars.
Unrulyevil is offline  
post #23 of 25 Old 06-11-2009, 12:33 PM
Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unrulyevil View Post
Eric, go to your LFS and get Cycle! If you are inpatient than I would recommend you to buy it, Petco has it and Patland has it. add it to your tank, rather then killing countless fish to reach your goal.
I totally agree. It does work.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

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]
Byron is offline  
post #24 of 25 Old 06-11-2009, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
EricAlverado's Avatar
 
thats fine, i dont need it, im gonna be patient lol, im not killing any fish, there fine, my amonia and nitrate levels are at 0. so everything is fine, also question do i need anything 2 have live plant in there. i was reading stuff about co2 tank and stuff? or can i just have it in there?

"SOCIAL DISTORTION" ERIC ALVERADO
EricAlverado is offline  
post #25 of 25 Old 06-12-2009, 08:59 AM
Member
 
Tyyrlym's Avatar
 
You don't have to inject CO2 for live plants, it certainly helps them but it's not a requirement. The big one for plants is the lighting. If you haven't done anything special with your aquarium light then you've likely got a "low light" tank. You can keep things like Java Fern, Crypts, or Anubias without upgrading the light significantly. You'll have best results with plant specific bulbs, fertilizers, and some form of carbon addition either a liquid suppliment or CO2 injection. Ultimately when it comes to plants its really up to you as to how into it you want to get.

Tetra Fanatic
Watch my tank progress from Craigslist salvage to fishy habitat: Aaron's Tank
The only things that happen quickly in an aquarium are bad things.
Tyyrlym is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
120 Gallon With Home Made Stand and In Wall 55 Gallon With Drain and Fill Plumbing WTFJayJay DIY Aquarium 2 07-20-2009 04:33 PM
Stocking my 105-gallon display tank and 20 gallon sump fishr4life Saltwater Fish 2 01-27-2008 03:51 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome