04-25-2013, 07:20 AM
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Thanks for the welcome.
I have a 3ft 56G freshwater tank and want to have a fairly relaxed tank. Currently my plans are for pearl gourami, corys, kuhli loaches, some schools of tetras and a laid back cichlid breed. I had a pair of festivums (i think?) in my last tank which were great.
At the moment I'm starting the tank with 7 black widow tetras as my tank water is very soft and acidic. I got a bit of a bum steer from LFS which suggested tank water as our town water is really alkaline and very hard. Looks like a mixture of both might be perfect.
So far I'm on day 6 and all my nitrogens are on zero. Am wondering if my cycle is ever going to start or whether all the plants I've got in there might mean I'm ok to go?? But I think I'll sit tight a bit longer.
This forum is great. I've just been looking at other people's threads about this and learning heaps!