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09-21-2011, 06:16 PM
When the fishless cycle is complete how many fish can you add at once?
09-21-2011, 06:27 PM
Your fishless cycle is complete when after 24 hours of adding a 1 ppm dose of ammonia, you have 0 ammoina and 0 nitrites.
How many fish you can add at once depends on how much ammoina (ppm level) you used to cycle your tank, the size and type of filter, the size of your tank, and what type of fish you would like to add,
09-21-2011, 06:56 PM
Ok specs are 29gal
aquaclear 70 for filtration with two bags of Biomax and a sponge
the stocking list looks like
10 Fivebanded barbs
6 peppered corys
1 ? (gourami or GBR/BR) some centerpiece fish this can be added later.
10 Cherry/ghost shrimp
09-21-2011, 07:02 PM
That certainly will be good filteration for a 29 gallon
If you had maintained your ammoina levels around 2 ppm during the cycling process, here's what I would suggest. I would start by adding 1/2 of your barbs, wait a week or two, and add the remaining barbs. After a week, add your center pc fish or the corys. I would add the shrimp last.
09-21-2011, 07:12 PM
what should i dose for ammoina. I have read 1ppm-4ppm? Thanks for your help.
I am going to start the process today I just wanted a stocking list figured out before hand.
Due to my impatience I have lost the neons that I was cycling with and I would rather try it this way and see what happens.
09-21-2011, 07:22 PM
A fishless cycle certain is the best way to go IMO.
I would start with 3 to 4 ppm ammoina. You will grow a nice colony of bacteria that way.
09-21-2011, 07:23 PM
When my tank is finally cycled would you recommend following that I only add have of the barbs or would you say it's ok to add all of them?
(If I am dosing at 4ppm)
09-21-2011, 07:25 PM
If they are not fully grown you should be OK to do that, provided you use the 3 to 4 ppm level of ammoina to cycle your tank first
09-21-2011, 07:28 PM
Thank for all of your help cliff i really appreciate (sp?) it.
09-21-2011, 07:28 PM
Keep us posted on your progress thumbs2:
09-21-2011, 08:16 PM
Another question I have is where can I get good driftwood or where do most people. I have tried googling it a few times and only come up with landscape size pieces for out doors. Petsmart/petco dont have any but fake stuff. Or should I just go with live plants and forget about the driftwood or should I go with the fake stuff?
That's a heck of a run-on sentance.
09-21-2011, 08:20 PM
Try buying it on-line if you can find it locally
look for Malaysian or Mopani wood as that is the easiest way (at least for me) to find good drift wood
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