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post #41 of 131 Old 03-05-2014, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks both. Hopefully third time lucky with starting the cycle! (first attempt was with fish flakes).
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post #42 of 131 Old 03-05-2014, 01:48 AM
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I personally really like the AquaClear filters. The 20 or 30 model would work well. I dunno if your store carries them though.
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post #43 of 131 Old 03-05-2014, 07:22 AM
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I'm curious as to why you're using fish flakes as opposed to pure ammonia?
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post #44 of 131 Old 03-05-2014, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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I'm not but I was, then I managed to get hold of some pure ammonia, so I cleaned the tank out and started again. Then, as you know, I've cleaned the tank out again to get rid of the ugf, hence the third time lucky remark :)
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post #45 of 131 Old 03-05-2014, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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I personally really like the AquaClear filters. The 20 or 30 model would work well. I dunno if your store carries them though.
Thanks I'll pass that info onto my husband.
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Oh, okay. (: Fish food can be hard to control the amount of ammonia you want to dose, which is why I was asking.
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post #47 of 131 Old 03-05-2014, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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New filter is in, ammonia is in, tetra safe start is in and, after asking the aquatic centre nicely, we have even managed to seed the tank, yay!

So now that I'm back to thinking about fish, Red Platy? Would they be appropriate in our tank? My boys like the look of them. If they would be appropriate, how many should be together? Would they work in a pair?
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post #48 of 131 Old 03-05-2014, 01:17 PM
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You could, many people do, but I suggest a 20 gallon long for them. You can get a pair but make sure you get two males if you do. They breed like rabbits and will overstock your tank quickly. The females can have 8+ broods after being separated from a male, too, so again, I suggest two males.
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post #49 of 131 Old 03-05-2014, 01:19 PM
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How about
2 red platies
6 cardinal tetra
6 panda cories
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post #50 of 131 Old 03-05-2014, 01:21 PM
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I have to tell you, though, I just got a powder blue dwarf gourami (the all blue one) and he is so full of spunk and personality!
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