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post #41 of 52 Old 11-11-2010, 02:01 PM
No nitrates would lead me to believe your not cycling and the cloudyness may have been bacteria dying out... did you feed the bacteria after squeezing the filter media? some food to help them grow? whats your ammonia reading?
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post #42 of 52 Old 11-11-2010, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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My bloody tester doesn't read ammondia! AGGGGHHHH! I need to get a new one! Hows the KH and GH??
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post #43 of 52 Old 11-11-2010, 02:07 PM
well you need to give it a day or so to see if the rock is adding to your gh and kh, otherwise i think they are fine, but i dont have a lot of experience with gh and kh so someone else will be better at letting you know if they are acceptable or not.
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post #44 of 52 Old 11-12-2010, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Post for today!

Today I am not going to post a picture as it is pretty much the same as yesterday.

Yesterday I sqeezed out the filter from my old tank into this one, but this time I got a lot more of the bacteria into the tank, water test results below. Let me know how you think it is going.

Today I tested the water and found a bit of nitrite in the water, about 0.3 but my tester only shows steps of 0.5.

Why do you think this is?

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post #45 of 52 Old 11-12-2010, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Also if I were to put a female betta in today would it be OK?
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post #46 of 52 Old 11-12-2010, 01:26 PM
not if you have nitrite readings. Nitrite is poison to fish.
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post #47 of 52 Old 11-14-2010, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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Planted Tank w/ Fish!

Right, got my nitrate and nirtite readings down to 0, and thought it would be a good time to get some LIVE plants and some fish!

Not sure what the plants are called, but I think they go really well!

Got 2 Mollies as they are hardy fish to get the tank started!

Without further ado, I will show you the picture!





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post #48 of 52 Old 11-14-2010, 09:10 AM
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They dont look like mollies to me more like Platys.. But looks really good..

26 Gallon Community:
5 Platies

4 Mollies

3 Guppys

1 Swordtail
11 Neon Tetras
1 Red Tailed Shark
Opaline Gourami
BN Pleco
Snakes-
Coral: Rat X Corn
CoCo: Rat

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post #49 of 52 Old 11-14-2010, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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LFS must've been wrong then! Oh well, are Platies hardy fish?

Thanks for the kind words! Do you know what the plants are?
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post #50 of 52 Old 11-14-2010, 09:29 AM
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The platies are one of the hardiest!! But maybe they could be a female Swordtail.. I used them and mollies to start the tank.. Are you going to keep them in there once cycled??? I did!!The plants look like valisneria

26 Gallon Community:
5 Platies

4 Mollies

3 Guppys

1 Swordtail
11 Neon Tetras
1 Red Tailed Shark
Opaline Gourami
BN Pleco
Snakes-
Coral: Rat X Corn
CoCo: Rat

R.I.P Saphire You'll always be in my heart






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