New Tank Advice!!! - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 01-09-2012, 04:13 AM Thread Starter
New Member
Smile New Tank Advice!!!

Hi guys!!

Bit of advice on a new tank would be wonderful :)
its a 24 litre tropical tank with a hang on filter. Plastic plants as its my first tank so don't want too much in one go.
The tank is currently cycling and has been for about a week now.
Im going to buy a master test kit today so ill put up the values of the water then but any advice on helping the cycling process or starting up the tank in a good way and some good hardy starter fish to get me going would be great.

Ill get values up later on as I said any advice is welcome :)
Mattfish is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 01-09-2012, 06:04 AM
Geomancer's Avatar
How are your currently cycling the tank?

The whole process takes minimum 2 weeks, but can take up to 8 weeks to finish. Average will be somewhere in the middle there.
Geomancer is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 01-09-2012, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
New Member
Currently cycling it fishless with fish food doing the test for levels now
Mattfish is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 01-09-2012, 09:37 PM
Tetra Guy's Avatar
You can use an aquarium optimizer. I use TLC for freashwater aquariums. It's loaded with beneficial bacteria (biological filtration). What kind of filter do you have?

I recommend adding a hardy fish that can withstand and help along the cycling process. I had (and still have the same) Lemon Tetras I put in a new tank the second day I put the water in it.

With plastic plants, you will have to clean them. Algea will cover them and it can be a pain, so I recommend some Guppies. They can tolorate varying water perameters and are great algea eaters.

I get along better with my fish, than most people.
Tetra Guy is offline  

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New 75g tank. Want to start a reef tank need advice fantome2024 Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 3 12-10-2011 06:21 PM
Bad advice re tank from pet shop, need good advice! Ang9000 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 10 11-16-2011 07:19 PM
need advice on new tank jjtf00 Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 12 11-12-2009 08:41 PM
Converting a Marine tank to a Tropical Tank, Advice needed morvernvalley Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 3 10-15-2007 01:20 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