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  1. 30 gallon stocking and safety

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I recently bought a 30 gallon aquarium. I am about ready to begin the nitrogen cycle and was wondering if it is safe for live plants during the process. Also stocking wise how many of these fish could I add after nitrogen cycle: Cockatoo cichlid tiger barb upside down catfish madagascar rainbow...
  2. Adding large number of fish to new 6ft aquarium

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hi! In the near future I will be purchasing a 6ft tank & cabinet, and would like to start a planted freshwater tropical community aquarium. I have never had an aquarium before. I intend to cycle the tank using household ammonia, as I have heard this recommended elsewhere. After it has cycled...
  3. Ammonia going down but no nitrites.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I'm in the process of cycling my 20 gallon tank and the ammonia levels have steadily been going down, but there have been no nitrites whatsoever. Right now my readings are 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, & 5 nitrates.
  4. The Nitrogen Cycle

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Welcome to another episode of Aquahound's Dirty Little Secrets! In this episode I explain the Nitrogen Cycle aka "The Silent Killer" which is one of the most misunderstood topics in the fish keeping hobby today. Every new tank goes through this cycle and it is important to understand how and why...
  5. Nitrification In your aquarium

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    This vid is for all the beginners out there interested in the nitrogen cycle. Hope it helps! Nitrogen cycle in aquarium made easy! Get rid of ammonia fast! - YouTube
  6. Weird Parameters for Tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So I set up my tank about a week or so ago. I know my tap water has naturally occurring levels of ammonia in it, about .3 mg/L. There are no fish currently My levels read: .25-.5 ppm ammonia .25-.5 ppm nitrite 1-5 ppm nitrate (hard to tell color) So my tank is going through somewhat of a...
  7. Please read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I JUST BOUGHT A 26 GALLON BOW TANK AND I HAVE A 29 GALLON COMMUNITY TANK. I HAVENT PUT ANY FISH IN IT YET. you can right anything you would like just to give me any ideas, warnings, and anything i should know. also, would siphoning some water from my fully established tank to my new...
  8. Nitrogen cycle??

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    i have had my tank going for a few years now and only just recently found out about the nitrogen cycle so i did the tests and got 0 ammonia 7.2 ph 0 nitrite and 0 nitrate do you know if this is good or bad??
  9. New Tank and maybe sick Mystery Snail

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello, I have a 5 gallon Tank that I've had for a month. The Nitrate is borderline and Nitrite levels are high. I am wondering if this is from the beginning of the nitrogen cycle to create the bacteria. I am very new to this. The aquarium has 3 danios and a mystery snail. The...
  10. BIO-Spira vs Tetra SafeStart vs Microbe-Lift

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So, there's a debate out there about what is the best product to use when cycling a tank. Bio-Spira is no longer made for freshwater use, however, the lead scientist (bacteriologist) now has a company with basically the same stuff so we'll say it's still available (specifically called DrTim's...
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