04-15-2007, 02:25 AM
| || | What the guy said sounds like a lot of waffle to me. Is the dye kit a test kit with test strips? If so, an API Freshwater Master liquid test kit is recommended, not that one. Test strips do not give accurate results. How about your nitrates? At this point, it is likely to be zero. Tank has not cycled with zero ammonia and nitrites. Ammonia must spike followed by nitrites in a few days and finally, nitrates.
Originally Posted by woodenchef
I am using this bio-support and condioner that I got from the LFS. Guy said i can put fish in in 24hrs. It has been cycling since Thursday and I just checked the water using a dye kit, it shows 0 nitrite and 0 ammonia.
I am glad you asked before you could add fish. Many a hobbyist ended up killing all their fish after adding them immediately in the tank which has not finished cycling, thanks to the ' correct information' by lfs employees. Cycling does not take place in 24 hours. It takes plenty of time and patience.
Your stocking list may need adjustment. Ditch the kissing gouramis. They grow to 12 inches at most which gives them the chance to harass other fish in the future.
Do you think its safe to add fish? I am thing of adding the following starting with the following 9 - livebearers and adding next batch once a week there after, it's a 100G corner type aquarium |
9 - livebearers (platys)
9 - tertras
2 - kissing gouramis
2 - blue gouramis
2 - honey gouramis
2 - loaches (the ones i seen were like a little eel i liked with stripes foget the name)
Will this be too much or should it work?
What tetras are those? There are several tetras available and vary in sizes. Tetras thrive better in soft, acidic water which is most likely to become the platies' problem. I'd suggest ditching the platies from the list. Other options are harlequin rasboras, praecox rainbows, threadfin rainbows(I cannot suggest this unless tetras planned are not generally nippy), apistogramma, blue rams, keyholes, hengeli rasboras, cherry barbs, etc.
If I may make a suggestion, I prefer the elegant pearl gouramis compared to the drab blue gouramis. Oh well..Blue gouramis are common and mostly wild-caught because they're native here anyway. Honey gouramis are also great choices. White cloud mountain minnows and hatchetfish are also good choices for surface dwellers.
The loach you are referring to is a Pangio kuhli. They love the company of their own. In a 100 gallons, you can fit almost 15 kuhlis in that. Cories, otos and true Siamese Algae Eaters are also good options. SAEs eat hair algae quite diligently whereas otos consume diatoms.