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post #1 of 8 Old 06-05-2009, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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Just purchased a 55 gallon tank

Hey guys, me n my gf just got a 55 gallon tank, all thats in there is the gravel at the moment, water, and conditioner which will be in there, any ideas of anything, themes, or anything of whatever anybody wants to say.

Any advice?? Thanks.

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-06-2009, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
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Also for any1 who reads this i want to do a fishless cycle the right way!! Please advice.
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post #3 of 8 Old 06-06-2009, 12:35 AM
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Throw a cocktail shrimp into the tank. It will get the cycle going for you.

60 gallon
1 black ghost knife
4 black skirt tetras
2 zebra danios
1 algae eater
1 golden killifish
1 bamboo shrimp (MIA)
2 albino cory cats
3 tiger barbs

29 gallon (brackish)
1 Balloon and 10ish babies
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-06-2009, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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Question.. Can u give me some advice on cycling
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-06-2009, 01:03 AM
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Stick some food (for a 55 gallon, quite a lot of food) into the tank every two to four days. After you get a ammonia spike, then a nitrite spike, you are done. Wait for the nitrite to come down, and then your tank is cycled.

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post #6 of 8 Old 06-06-2009, 10:45 AM
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Erik, you asked the cycling question in two different places. Please use one thread so all of us can follow it and better offer our advice. There is more info in the other thread from myself and others.

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #7 of 8 Old 06-06-2009, 01:10 PM
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Look at the Freshwater Aquarium section. At the Thread (Another Ideas Thread) someone posted. I put a thread about Paludariums that was sort of different and interesting. The tank I saw that was a Paludarium was only a tiny 3 gal. tank. You can google Paludarium and their is a web site on how to get one set up.I posted this under Eileen
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post #8 of 8 Old 06-06-2009, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Okay consider this thread closed
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