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post #1 of 13 Old 11-25-2013, 02:24 AM Thread Starter
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Hi guys :) iam new at aquariums and. Lost a few fish since the starting cuz i didnt cycle properly, now its fine. I have a lepornidus arcus, white spotted with black background chiclid and 2 crayfishes
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post #2 of 13 Old 11-25-2013, 02:37 AM
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hello and welcome
hope you'll be happy here with us..and show pictures of your tank
and fish if you can.

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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post #3 of 13 Old 11-25-2013, 02:38 AM Thread Starter
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Is there a phone app for this??
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post #4 of 13 Old 11-25-2013, 02:39 AM
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hello welcome to the forum

You'll find tons of gteat people here to help with anything you have a question with. Are you sure your cycling is complete? Do you test your water?

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post #5 of 13 Old 11-25-2013, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
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post #6 of 13 Old 11-25-2013, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
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You'll find tons of gteat people here to help with anything you have a question with. Are you sure your cycling is complete? Do you test your water?
Ammonia is 0 nitrate 0 nitrate is needed by my potted plants which i have no idea what. Maybe I try to upload some pics, how can i do that with an android smart phone??
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post #7 of 13 Old 11-25-2013, 08:43 PM
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I'm terrible with phone apps and technology so I can't help you there but if you contact any of the moderators, I'm sure they can help. If you have 0 nitrate then your tank might not be fully cycled and possibly in for a spike so be careful please. Its good that you have plants because they help to slow any swings in your water chemistry.

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I'm terrible with phone apps and technology so I can't help you there but if you contact any of the moderators, I'm sure they can help. If you have 0 nitrate then your tank might not be fully cycled and possibly in for a spike so be careful please. Its good that you have plants because they help to slow any swings in your water chemistry.
The plants absorb nitrates right? Does having more plants mean that i can afford more fish cuz more plants can absorb the carbon dioxide??
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post #9 of 13 Old 11-25-2013, 10:27 PM
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Yes and no. Yes-plants process nitrate, and will help stabilize your tank, but no- I dontthink that means you can have more fish. I'm not a proffessional, like many on this forum are, but I don't think plants are fast enough to keep up with fish waste and daily feeding. Also issues like aggression and swimming space will affect how many fish you can have. If all your fish are non aggressive and your willing to do frequent water changes, then you can keep an extra small fish or two, but be careful. If you want more fish you'll have to get another tank or a bigger one

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post #10 of 13 Old 11-26-2013, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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Okay thanks for ur advice, according to ur previous recommendation of paradise fish in my tank, I think I'll heed it, but I read online about how aggressive they can be, they are pretty fish and i like em, but iam afraid it may kill my crayfish or chiclid.
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