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post #11 of 14 Old 06-05-2010, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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I took a squeeze from my other tank (190l community tank), its started cycling now it just took a while, I think the low lvl's of ammonia were slowing things down, Ive got NitrItes and NitrAtes coming through :) getting proper excited now lol.

adding some flake food daily to keep the ammonia up, Im gonna try increasing the ammonia lvl's to boost the amount of bacteria, gonna add about 18 - 20 juvenile fish at once and rehome the ones that get picked on/are 2 aggressive

I think I need a few more caves too, you cant really have too many hiding places with mbuna can you ?
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post #12 of 14 Old 06-06-2010, 04:04 AM
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hi
nope,you can't ever have too many.
have a look through the members pictures here for inspiration,failng that
rate my fish tank .com will show you quite few,i spend ages on there looking
through the tanks.even youtube.that'a how i got an idea for the toad tank.

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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post #13 of 14 Old 06-06-2010, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
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oh thanks willow great idea gonna go check out ratemyfishtank.com I love looking at other peoples set ups anyway !
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post #14 of 14 Old 06-06-2010, 08:03 AM
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make a cup of tea then,you'll be there ages.

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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