02-22-2009, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Spoon
You guys are scaring me. I just set up my 37g after a 3 year break. My last run was with ciclids. Convicts, jewels, green terrors, and a red devil, till the red devil matured. Then it got ugly.
I used some dry bacteria to start the filter, ran that for a week, added some silver dollars and a corey. Today I returned the silvers dollars and bought 4 medium angelfish.
I haven't done a water change yet, plan on changing out 5g tomorrow. I am using an old aquaclear filter that is more than sufficient for the size of the tank with ammo chips and carbon. I am also running an under gravel filter with a power head. Everybody looks healthy so far. Very active and hungry. I'm gonna cut down on the feeding and check for ammonia, nitrates, and nitrites. Any suggestions? other than removing the angels?
hi Spoon and welcome :)
do you have any friends with a tropicl set up ?
you could ask them for a donation of media from their filter to put into yours.
test the water to keep a check on it as you will need to cycle the tank.
i've never heard about dry bacteria,however you do learn something new everyday.
the problem with most fish thees days is that they are over bred and weak.