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Old 02-13-2012, 02:31 AM   #1
 
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Hi and welcome to TFK! and the hobby! :) I just noticed you mentioned using danios for cycling?
I would not recomment cycling with fish as it will be stressfull for the fish if not deadly
I understand that danios are tough fish and will probably survive the cycle but there are alternate methods like fish-less cycling, shown here, http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...m-cycle-38617/
you also mentioned not wanting something too big for a beginner, I would suggest the opposite I am not talking about a 200 gallon tank or anything but a 50 or 90 gallon tank with live plants and medium stoking would be easier to maintain as far as water parameters and it also offers you a wider possiblity as for stoking and landscaping specially in plants! Smaller aquariums tend to have faster changes in water temperature and if you overfeed it tends to go nasty pretty quick. I'm only a beginner myself in the hobby but these are a few things I would do diffidently for sure , because like you I got myself a 26 gallon and cycled it with danios I did not know of TFK so the store clerk told me to do it with them... so if id be you if would be a 50 gallon with fishless cycle , then I would stock it with 15-20 black ruby barbs :D or tiger barbs!
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hi there i have recently bought a 48l tank and need advise. ive bought a fluval edge and it comes with pump and filter and have bought a internal heater. ive set it up as the instructions have said and added some additives that help with cycle process but i dont know how long i should leave it till introducing fish??, and then what fish to introduce.... ive read quite a bit and have realised that 48 liters is not that big and that i could only get 10-12 small-medium fish in there, but could i have just 2-3 bigger fish that wont out grow the tank ??


Hi there I'm just replying to your post as you seem to know what your on about, could I get some advise on cycling and a few other bits?, I have just bought a 48 litre tank with heater ext from fluval and have followed the instructions on set up, washed gravel and ornaments b4 putting them in the tank and then used the supplements provided by fluval to get the cycle process going, but I am unsure how long to leave it b4 adding fish and if I'm missing anything out( Ive read dropping 1 flake of food in the tank a day helps ?),
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:14 AM   #2
 
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hi there i have recently bought a 48l tank and need advise. ive bought a fluval edge and it comes with pump and filter and have bought a internal heater. ive set it up as the instructions have said and added some additives that help with cycle process but i dont know how long i should leave it till introducing fish??, and then what fish to introduce.... ive read quite a bit and have realised that 48 liters is not that big and that i could only get 10-12 small-medium fish in there, but could i have just 2-3 bigger fish that wont out grow the tank ??


Hi there I'm just replying to your post as you seem to know what your on about, could I get some advise on cycling and a few other bits?, I have just bought a 48 litre tank with heater ext from fluval and have followed the instructions on set up, washed gravel and ornaments b4 putting them in the tank and then used the supplements provided by fluval to get the cycle process going, but I am unsure how long to leave it b4 adding fish and if I'm missing anything out( Ive read dropping 1 flake of food in the tank a day helps ?),
Hi Gazak and welcome to TFK! I would suggest now that you have your tank to be very patient I know its tough since you probably want to get into the hobby right away! well in a way you are! preparing the aquarium for the arrival of new fish is a big part of fish keeping :) you mentioned a 48 l tank but not the shape its important since some fish requires ample swimming space, so the shape of the aquarium and its size determine wich kind of fish you can have in it. Then there is ornament selection as some fish are scaleless you want to make sure no sharp rock edge.There is also water, you should test your tap water and aquarium for its PH ammonia nitrite and nitrate regularly and specially at first the Ph is important to know for the fish selection , just leave a glass full of tap water over night and test it next day. There are alot of things you should know that I did not say because the best way for you to learn really would be to buy a good book or read on here stickies like these http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...tocking-38626/ http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...m-cycle-38617/ or you can even type the question you have in the quick search top right of page and you may find the answer your looking for or simple make a new thread as more ppl will come and see to answer you and welcome you to TFK! :)
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