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post #1 of 7 Old 01-03-2012, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 7 Old 01-03-2012, 06:48 AM
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welcome to the forum.

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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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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post #4 of 7 Old 01-03-2012, 02:54 PM
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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.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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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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post #7 of 7 Old 01-03-2012, 05:17 PM
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Hi, and welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

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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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