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Old 01-03-2012, 12:36 AM   #1
 
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Hi, I am new to the hobby, I bought my son a 10g in April 2011, not knowing what i was doing i killed my share of fish. After doing some research I had an Ah-ha moment, and kind of started to figure out how to keep my fish alive, healthy and happy! Santa brought us a 29g for Christmas, and we are loving it. We are still waiting for it to cycle before we begin to stock. Let the fun begin!!! Oh yeah I am already considering a 5g betta tank!
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:48 AM   #2
 
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Cycling is VERY important, but there are was to quick cycle the tank. The #1 way is to have a spare filter handy for a change over ;)
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:49 AM   #3
 
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Cycling is VERY important, but there are was to quick cycle the tank. The #1 way is to have a spare filter handy for a change over ;)
I actually am using my filter and bio filter from my 10g and my LFS gave me a bag of water that they squeezed there bio filter in. I am Hoping this will give it a nice jump. I ordered a test kit that will be here in a couple of days so I can see where it's at
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:54 PM   #4
 
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hi
you probably know this already,but just incase......
you need to keep the bacteria fed,otherwise they will die and you'll not cycle,fish food,a prawn
should keep it going,unless you are adding fish,then forget what i've just said lol
and welcome by the way.
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:54 PM   #5
 
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:56 PM   #6
 
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hi
you probably know this already,but just incase......
you need to keep the bacteria fed,otherwise they will die and you'll not cycle,fish food,a prawn
should keep it going,unless you are adding fish,then forget what i've just said lol
and welcome by the way.
I do have a fish in there from the ten gallon
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:17 PM   #7
 
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Hi, and welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

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