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Old 12-02-2008, 12:25 PM   #21
 
Added the floss an hour ago.. Just did another test and im reading:

0 nitrites
0 ammonia
5ppm nitrate

Ive been getting the same results for 3 days now (no water changes done)
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:44 AM   #22
 
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Things are looking promising. Have you researched the fish you would like in your tank to ensure that they are compatible with each other and have similar needs as far as water and temp? for instance gold fish and tropical fish would not do well as tropicals require higher temps and goldfish do better at cooler temps. Most cichlids do best with other cichlids and also do better in ph well above neutral or 7.0 Common plecos can get very large and the small bristlenose would be a better choice and they love to eat algae and don't produce near the mess (poop) that the larger ones do. It occurs to me i am rambling so I will close by suggesting as previously that you add fish SLOWLY once you decide what fish you like.
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Old 12-03-2008, 05:05 AM   #23
 
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Things are looking promising. Have you researched the fish you would like in your tank to ensure that they are compatible with each other and have similar needs as far as water and temp? for instance gold fish and tropical fish would not do well as tropicals require higher temps and goldfish do better at cooler temps. Most cichlids do best with other cichlids and also do better in ph well above neutral or 7.0 Common plecos can get very large and the small bristlenose would be a better choice and they love to eat algae and don't produce near the mess (poop) that the larger ones do. It occurs to me i am rambling so I will close by suggesting as previously that you add fish SLOWLY once you decide what fish you like.
Im going for a shoal of rummys or harlequins rasborars (about 24 will add in groups og 6 on a weekly basis) 6-8 corys, 6-8 otos, 4 pearl gourami (3f,1m)
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:53 AM   #24
 
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Were it me I would add Three at a time per week. This way the bacteria that you have waited so patiently on to develop can adjust to the waste created by new fish which= ammonia .Otherwise your tank will crash and the cycling or maturing process will need to begin all over. But it's your call ,your tank.
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:13 AM   #25
 
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Tried to edit but was only after the attempt that i was informed that ten minutes had expired.#$%&!!* If you decide to stock the fish at the rate you posted I would wait at least ten days between introducing new fish. I would hold off on the oto's for at least six months. Oto's require lots of algae to eat and new tanks cannot sustain them in the long term. Some will accept algae wafers and fresh veggies but the majority require algae and lots of it for their long term health. A bristlenose pleco would be my choice, they stay small (around five inches) and eat algae as well as any food they may find along the bottom and they are active. Hope some of this helps. PS the time limit on editing posts makes me want to go*&^%#@$ postal!!!
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:48 AM   #26
 
Todays results:

PH 7.4
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate 5ppm

Thats 4 days in a row now with no water changes and ive got the same ammonia,nitrite and nitrate results...
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:41 PM   #27
 
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Probably safe to say its cycled.
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:36 PM   #28
 
i have been keeping a log myself since i reset up my 55g. i however did the fishless cycle and i highly recommend it. you probably should have did the same. 1) no fish health to be concerned about. 2) no maintenance other than adding more ammonia. Leave the water and the algae alone. Don't even use lights at this point. I set up my tank 8/31 and its still not 100% cycled. i have no life in the tank, so i can go crazy. i can put 4-8ppm of ammonia in every night. 8-12 hrs for depletion of ammonia is the norm. In my case with my extremes, in 24 hrs I am at 0ppm. This way on a fishless cycle, once its established, you can fully stock your tank because your tank is well populated with bacteria. if you understock your tank, you may loose bacteria though.
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:44 AM   #29
 
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Actually overstocking is a more serious concern with fishless cycling. If you have sufficient bacteria to support a few fish you have enough to quickly grow your filter if more fish are added. However if you don't have enough you'll expose your new additions to an ammonia spike.

Even with fishless cycling you have to start off your stocking slowly.
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