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PostSubject: Re: when did i last post something?!   Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:24 pm

Nice set up for a Cichlid tank. You'd want to be fairly sure the rocks are balanced properly though...crazy

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PostSubject: Re: when did i last post something?!   Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:37 pm

NICE
yes and the weight
and making sure fish dont get trapped round the back as well
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PostSubject: Re: when did i last post something?!   Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:46 pm

I Like this.




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PostSubject: Re: when did i last post something?!   Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:05 pm

if you go for a setup of the flat rocks K i would put a small amount of aquarium sealant between each one that way they wont topple over mate - i would love that setup its awesome

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PostSubject: Re: when did i last post something?!   Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:07 pm

can you imagine the water changes once a week lol
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PostSubject: Re: when did i last post something?!   Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:22 am

@chez- the one with loads of pointy driftwood seems nice, but as thou hath mentioned, finding dead fish will be difficult
and the water changes... 53 liters (10%) a week, nearly twice the volume of my current setup!

@dekker- merci pour l'idée de sealant (what's the french word for sealant?). je vais le garder dans ma tête si je utilise beaucoup de pierres.

@mary- monsieur dekker a trouvé la solution pour la problème que vous avez découvert.

i'm sorry i just felt like throwing in some french Smile i need to get more used to it
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PostSubject: Re: when did i last post something?!   Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:00 am

Maintenant, vous êtes juste montrer K Smile

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PostSubject: Re: when did i last post something?!   Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:16 am

Ok i'm feeling bad that I haven't done anything about the tank for quite some time- too much schoolwork

But I got some time today (and I'll have a few hours tomorrow)

So I cleaned up all the gravel and put it into the tank, filled up a foot of water, removed all the water (this I did four times to get rid of any leftover gravel-dust)

Right now as I type the water is filling up and this time i'm going to take it all the way to 2'2''

Then I'll start off with my filter- bought an Eheim 1000 Lph filter yesterday (model no. 2217)

Now I'm wondering how to cycle the tank. I guess I need to do it the mean, cruel way- using a fish or two- none of the LFSs here have ever heard of test kits Sad

I'm thinking of putting the (cycler) fish in tomorrow. Any suggestions? What fish would help me do the whole thing without dying/suffering? I'm sorry about this but it's the only way possible Sad When I ask about the whole fishless cycling thing, people laugh and say it's not necessary, or some other silly thing banghead

And would any of my current fish help...? (Fantail gold, iridescents, rainbow shark)
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PostSubject: Re: when did i last post something?!   Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:03 am

do you have a friend with a tank already set up k ??
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PostSubject: Re: when did i last post something?!   Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:37 am

Not a big tank...

My small tank is set up, running smoothly. Would it help?
(p.s. are you thinking about borrowing bacteria??)
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PostSubject: Re: when did i last post something?!   Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:53 am

Can you order test kits online K?

If that is possibe then you could do the fishless cycle - even if you can't get hold of any pure ammonia liquid, there are other things you can use.

The bacteria from you current tank would certainly help move things along.

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PostSubject: Re: when did i last post something?!   Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:31 am

I could indeed order a test kit online, but it would take more than a month to arrive, which would kill me.

And I've already filled water and the filter is running and I'm impatient and I can't wait any longer banghead banghead banghead banghead

I'm an idiot, I should have ordered it when I bought the tank, then it would be here by the time my education gave me a break banghead banghead banghead banghead

There's one shop left which I haven't been to. I'll try going there tomorrow (with the hope that they aren't closed on Sundays) and ask for a test kit

Till then, I'll be considering a low/zero harm fish cycle.
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PostSubject: Re: when did i last post something?!   Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:29 am

If you just go down the add fish route, then you are looking at doing loads of water changes during the cycle process, but either way you are going to need a test kit really - as you add more fish you could get an ammonia spike which could kill your fish - testing the water is the only way to know what is going on.

There's a useful article on cycling with fish that Mary did, don't know if you have read it, but here's the link

http://tropicalfishfanatics.forumsmotion.com/cycling-and-water-chemistry-f70/cycling-with-fish-t360.htm

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