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post #1 of 55 Old 02-11-2009, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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Tank is Cycled Baby (31 days)

Woot, Tank is Cycled thanks to my wonderful barbs and danios, don't forget the molly. Haha, exactly 31 days :)

Thanks so much to everyone, I plagued the forum w/ questions and still will :P

Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrates 10

Now...time to go get some fish baby.

Rec's? and some fish shouldn't be put in immediately after a tank cycling I heard, which ones?

55 Gallon

-10x Zebra Danio
-3x Angelfish
-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon

Quarantine

37 Gallon (Wanted)

Not Sure

150 Gallon (Wanted)

-5x Bala Shark
-2x Neon Blue Goarami
-5x Clown Loach
-1x Black Knife Ghost
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post #2 of 55 Old 02-11-2009, 05:48 PM
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yeahhhhhh cycled. :) i bet you can't wait to get more fish.
not to add.
clown loaches.
Angel fish.
otto cats.
neons.
guppies(maybe)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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yeahhhhhh cycled. :) i bet you can't wait to get more fish.
not to add.
clown loaches.
Angel fish.
otto cats.
neons.
guppies(maybe)
Dang it...I wanted some Angels :P

How long should I wait and do you know the reason?

55 Gallon

-10x Zebra Danio
-3x Angelfish
-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon

Quarantine

37 Gallon (Wanted)

Not Sure

150 Gallon (Wanted)

-5x Bala Shark
-2x Neon Blue Goarami
-5x Clown Loach
-1x Black Knife Ghost
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post #4 of 55 Old 02-12-2009, 06:47 AM
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they prefer a mature tank of 6mths plus.
in a new tank,things can still go a little wrong,and Angels won't take it.
i tried in the begining with my tank,and with rams too,they all died.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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Remember, the nitrogen cycle is just one of many things going on in your tank. It can take a while before things settle down and stabilize.

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Remember, the nitrogen cycle is just one of many things going on in your tank. It can take a while before things settle down and stabilize.
How about 2 months?

55 Gallon

-10x Zebra Danio
-3x Angelfish
-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon

Quarantine

37 Gallon (Wanted)

Not Sure

150 Gallon (Wanted)

-5x Bala Shark
-2x Neon Blue Goarami
-5x Clown Loach
-1x Black Knife Ghost
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they prefer a mature tank of 6mths plus.
More accurately, they need good quality water, they dont care how long its been in the tank

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How about 2 months?
This is nearly impossible to answer, too many variables. If you keep up on things, do frequent water changes and extra ones at the first signs of trouble, angels would likely do fine now. If you don't, the water quality could be worse in 6 months than it is now. Little problems do tend to become big problems faster in a newer tank though. There are no guarantees either way.

I dont recommend anyone else try this (I suffer from chronic impatience) but I added my small angels 12 days after adding water. I also seeded the tank, did 25% pwc's evry other day for a couple weeks and twice a week since then, and a couple extra ones when I saw a fin starting to fray( turned out this problem was caused by a snail getting lodged in a bio-wheel, the other one wasn't established well enough to carry the load on it's own). I only felt this frequency was needed because I was feeding them 5 times a day for max growth (like I said, I'm impatient). They've about doubled in size in a month and look perfect. All that being said, something could go wrong tonight and they could be dead tomorrow.

I guess I would recommend waiting until you have gone a couple weeks with 0 ammonia, very little to no nitrate and 0 signs of stress in your other fish. Hope this helps.
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More accurately, they need good quality water, they dont care how long its been in the tank



This is nearly impossible to answer, too many variables. If you keep up on things, do frequent water changes and extra ones at the first signs of trouble, angels would likely do fine now. If you don't, the water quality could be worse in 6 months than it is now. Little problems do tend to become big problems faster in a newer tank though. There are no guarantees either way.

I dont recommend anyone else try this (I suffer from chronic impatience) but I added my small angels 12 days after adding water. I also seeded the tank, did 25% pwc's evry other day for a couple weeks and twice a week since then, and a couple extra ones when I saw a fin starting to fray( turned out this problem was caused by a snail getting lodged in a bio-wheel, the other one wasn't established well enough to carry the load on it's own). I only felt this frequency was needed because I was feeding them 5 times a day for max growth (like I said, I'm impatient). They've about doubled in size in a month and look perfect. All that being said, something could go wrong tonight and they could be dead tomorrow.

I guess I would recommend waiting until you have gone a couple weeks with 0 ammonia, very little to no nitrate and 0 signs of stress in your other fish. Hope this helps.
That helps very much, I seem to be very similar to you as far as patience, lol as I did to a "fish" cycle, although I didn't use Angels.

Alright, well i agree w/ you make sure ammonia and nitrite stay down and no "mini-cycles"...sometimes I see stuff like 6 months and believe people on this forum are way to over-protective about fish, but idk..we'll see, thanks again :)

55 Gallon

-10x Zebra Danio
-3x Angelfish
-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon

Quarantine

37 Gallon (Wanted)

Not Sure

150 Gallon (Wanted)

-5x Bala Shark
-2x Neon Blue Goarami
-5x Clown Loach
-1x Black Knife Ghost
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Alright, well i agree w/ you make sure ammonia and nitrite stay down and no "mini-cycles"...sometimes I see stuff like 6 months and believe people on this forum are way to over-protective about fish, but idk..we'll see, thanks again :)
good luck with your fish.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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sometimes I see stuff like 6 months and believe people on this forum are way to over-protective about fish,
That's because people here have proven their responsibility towards their fish and deserve a pat in the back for that. Any method is up to you however generally, we don't recommend using a fish to cycle the tank. As much as possible, either do fishless cycling or use established filter media to seed the tank. Both will not involve harming the fish to ammonia and nitrite intoxication.

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