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  1. Hi everyone...

    Introduce Yourself
    My name is Ruben, I'm 49 years old and just got back to the fishkeeping hobby since I had almost 29 years back a fish tank in Cuba with a lot of fish and every body was happy and live together with no problem at all. But now I have a 75 gallon freshwater tank and start reading about some fish...
  2. 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...
  3. please help, Cycling question

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I am planning to start a 30 gallon tank. I will speed up the cycling process with live plants, some old filter media, and mix in sand from my established tank. I will cycle the tank using two mollies and also some shrimp for algae control. So, the question: The rule is that you should only add...
  4. Nitrogen Cycle Question

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi this is my first post so hopefully I'm not asking something that's already been answered. I have been cycling a 55 gal tank for a little over a month now and everything seemed to be going ok, I am using 8 cherry barbs and 1 small plant. The ammonia went up, then came down as the nitrite went...
  5. How do you use pure ammonia with fishless cycle?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Ok so I have been cycling my 36 gallon tank without fish by using flakes, but it has been 3 weeks and without any success I have decided to try using pure ammonia to cycle. I am not sure if I can just add in the ammonia (at the moment, my ammonia level is only at .05ppm) or do I need to...
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