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reverendred 03-01-2007 12:53 AM

setting up a 20G
 
gonna be setting my 20G back up. new gravel. same heater and 150 biowheel. no live plants this time. i was gonna set it up for a week before adding my fish. is this a decent amount of time before adding a few tigers and a cory? should i wait longer?

and is there a certain spot where i should put my filter? back? (left right middle) or on one of the sides?

Picklee 03-01-2007 01:00 AM

I would give it at least two weeks, maybe three. Of course, a fully cycled tank would take over a month...

Lupin 03-01-2007 01:48 AM

Re: setting up a 20G
 
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Originally Posted by reverendred
gonna be setting my 20G back up. new gravel. same heater and 150 biowheel. no live plants this time. i was gonna set it up for a week before adding my fish. is this a decent amount of time before adding a few tigers and a cory? should i wait longer?

Are you using fishless cycling? If so, use pure ammonia, not the fish. If you want to use fish, use some danios or male platies. The fish you mentioned are hardly tolerant of ammonia and nitrites.
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and is there a certain spot where i should put my filter? back? (left right middle) or on one of the sides?
I'd rather place it at the back.:)


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