11-17-2008, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by SolaceTiger
Really like your setup, especially that artifical piece of driftwood.. I think it's fake right?
Thanks! Yes, it's fake. I like it cause it looks cool and has some hiding spots.
Originally Posted by Tyyrlym
Well this is more on the equipment side. It would be best to rotate your heater to about a 45 degree angle or more. That way the thermometer in it isn't bathed in the warm water coming off the heater portion and shutting off prematurely or cycling excessively. Also, I'd move your thermometer to the other side of the tank so that you get a better idea of the all over temperature of the tank.
Aside from that, just be paitent. The cycle will happen. Once your tank has cycled it will be much more forgiving on you and your fish.
Thanks so much! I can't believe I didn't think about moving the thermometer before! It's on the other side of the tank now.
Originally Posted by jeaninel
Nice looking tank. I like all the tall plants.
Have patience. That's a fairly light bioload but eventually the cycle will start. Are you using a liquid test kit or strips? Have you done any water changes yet?
I'm using the API liquid kit. I had to do small water change today because I had an accidental feeding incident. I dumped WAY too much into the tank! I was able to clean most of it out though. I'm not planning on doing any changes until I start getting an ammonia reading though.