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post #1 of 11 Old 08-04-2012, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Hello i just bought a fish tank

Yes guys how you all doing.

My names Toyko Rose, i have just bought a new fish tank and am currently waiting the standard three days before i can buy some fish.

I know nothing about fish so im hoping you all will be able to help me in the on coming months.

If you want anything give me a holla.

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post #2 of 11 Old 08-04-2012, 06:39 PM
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Have you read up on the nitrogen cycle? You might want to give it a read before you start adding fish to your tank.

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...m-cycle-38617/


We're here to help so don't be afraid to ask questions along the way.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Have you read up on the nitrogen cycle? You might want to give it a read before you start adding fish to your tank.

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...m-cycle-38617/


We're here to help so don't be afraid to ask questions along the way.


Cheers bro, well at the moment i have a few questions.

I currently have a heater set at 24'C and a filter of some kind.

1. Do i partially submerge the wires for the heater and he filter system in the water, currently the wires are above water level

2. I have had my tank set up since 6 oclock yesterday evening (UK Time ATM it is 10.am) and there are now bubbles in my tank. Is this normal for the early stages of the tank?

3. My tank is 20 liters, i am getting small tropical fish as i am told they are easiest to start with, how many tropical fish should i keep in my tank.

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post #4 of 11 Old 08-05-2012, 06:07 AM
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It would be helpful to know if the heater is a fully submersible one or if it's not meant to go under completely. If fully submersible, they are made so that they can be completely under water.

Bubble are normal when you add new water to a tank, they should be gone in a few days.

As for the size tank that you have (roughly over 5 US gallons), you're going to be pretty limited to the amount of fish that you can have in there. You could have a small school of small tetra and some shrimp for the bottom or one gorgeous male betta in there.

Your ph levels will help determine what will work in your tank as well. Do you have a liquid test kit?

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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It would be helpful to know if the heater is a fully submersible one or if it's not meant to go under completely. If fully submersible, they are made so that they can be completely under water.

Bubble are normal when you add new water to a tank, they should be gone in a few days.

As for the size tank that you have (roughly over 5 US gallons), you're going to be pretty limited to the amount of fish that you can have in there. You could have a small school of small tetra and some shrimp for the bottom or one gorgeous male betta in there.

Your ph levels will help determine what will work in your tank as well. Do you have a liquid test kit?

I found out today its submersible but not the filter.

Thats okay then, i got three tetra for my fish tank now which i should be putting up a picture of son.

My local pet shop gives PH tests for free which is good (measured 7.4 ph) so its looking all good.

What is a good betta fish to get and how many should i have in my school of tetra?

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post #6 of 11 Old 08-05-2012, 01:08 PM
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A 5 gallon is too small for more than one species.
I'm confused, your tank is not cycled so the fish will not do well. Why did you buy fish before cycling?

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
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A 5 gallon is too small for more than one species.
I'm confused, your tank is not cycled so the fish will not do well. Why did you buy fish before cycling?
I set my tank up on friday ( i know previous post said yesterday, i put in my plant & hiding place in yesterday - apologies) so its just out with three days.

Iv spoken to a few people in the aquarium and they advised i could have two species and perhaps a bigger fish aswell, is that not the case?

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post #8 of 11 Old 08-09-2012, 09:28 PM
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Welcome to the forum!

You will always be my best friend, .
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post #9 of 11 Old 08-17-2012, 08:54 PM
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welcome think you need more than 3 days to cycle a tank?
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