10-15-2013, 06:03 PM
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Hi wbentley and welcome to the forum.
What type of filter do you plan on using and will you have live plants? That makes a big difference in stocking. In my personal opinion, aqadvisor tends to err on the side of caution so I would actually suggest adding at least one more guppy as they do better in larger groups. If you get a mixed group, get one male and three females.
For cycling . . . is this going to be your first tank or do you have another tank set up? If you have other tanks, you can use filter media from that to start your cycle. Otherwise, I'd suggest doing a fishless cycle, as none of those fish are hardy enough to withstand cycling. You can find information on cycling here: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/b...-guide-111960/
Adding a very good biological bacteria supplement will also help. I recommend Microbe Lift products or Seachem Stability. Don't get any Tetra products, as I've read that they don't even use the right kind of bacteria.