Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

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ollecram 06-08-2008 09:47 AM

im new to the forum but ive been lurking around here for a number of weeks. im gonna start a new tank because all of my poor fish died from the terrible ich. :cry: im gonna put different ish in this time. im thinking of putting one (1) male betta, four (4) red wagtail platies ( 4 females to 2 males). and maybe some mickey mouse platies. would this be a good combination of fish for my 20 long tank? i have a filter thaat angs on the side of my aquarium and i have visi-therm deluxe 150 watt heater. i think i have all the necessary equipment since i previously had the tank filled with life for about a month. this is my first aquarium and i think all of my fish died because i was ill prepared for the ich and didnt treat soon enough. so anyone got any advice? thanks
- Ollecram :D

willow 06-08-2008 10:07 AM

warm welcome to you.
are you going to cycle your tank with fish or do the Fishless cycle ?
sorry you lost all the others befor. :(

LJean 06-08-2008 10:32 AM

Sorry you lost your previous fish. I am new to all this myself, so won't be much help. Just wanted to say hello and welcome!

ollecram 06-08-2008 02:24 PM

can you explain to me how to cycle your tank? I'm pretty new to fish keeping and i want to make sure i do everything right to ensure the proper care and wellness of my little critters.

willow 06-08-2008 03:03 PM

ok have a read of this,and see how you get on,
there should be peeps around to help with any questions. :)

ollecram 06-10-2008 02:38 PM

i read that link, but i dont know how to do a fishless cycle. after i put in my new water and dechlorinated it, i put in my Top Fin bacteria supplement. now what?

willow 06-12-2008 04:05 AM

sorry taken so long to reply.
ok you need a sorce of Amonia. pure amonia from a hard ware store.
i really need someone who has done a fishless cycle to help here as i did
not do it that way.
if you know someone with an aquarium you could ask them for
some media from their filter that would help a lot,
hang in there and i'll see what help i can get you.

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