04-20-2010, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by dylan94
Your tank is looking good. I love the thrill of setting up a new tank. Which species of fish do you plan on keeping?
BTW the word fauna refers to animal life where as flora refers to plant life. Don't worry I have made that mistake many times :)
Looking forward to seeing more pictures, I would love to see all of those plants at full size with little fish swimming all over. >:D
Just one more thing... I don't recommend cycling tanks with either fish or invertebrates. The cycling process is very stressful on the fauna and can make the more susceptible to disease therefore they often die. Fish-less cycling is the way to go and plants are a great way to reduce the time it takes. With enough plants you could almost entirely eliminate the need for a cycle. Just a thought. Anyways good luck and I hope your shrimp are okay.
haha, i should have known the difference between flora and fauna as i spent 9 years in the past studying biology! a little slip up i'm sure you'll excuse!
by cycling the tank with shrimp i meant a couple of dead cocktail ones in a stocking to provide a source of ammonia. i plan on waiting for the tank to cycle before adding fish and inverts
fish wise, i'm think a shoal of maybe 12 cardinal tetras, maybe some panda corys (once the plants are better rooted down), amano and cherry shrimp and perhaps another shoal of smallish fish yet to be decided - any suggestions welcome...
Last edited by sik80; 04-20-2010 at 11:52 AM..