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  1. Thread: Ldoerrs 29G tank

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    Here's a nice DIY diffuser for your filter that...

    Here's a nice DIY diffuser for your filter that will help with your substrate issue.

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/showthread.php?t=44359

    I made one for mine and it works great.
  2. Thread: Platy fry!

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    And probably not the last .... Nice pics.

    And probably not the last ....

    Nice pics.
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    One more thing I just thought of.... If your...

    One more thing I just thought of.... If your friends established tank has a little bio media (assuming it's not the "bio-bag" type filter) that you could put into your filter, that might give you a...
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    Been there, Done that! Sounds like you're...

    Been there, Done that!
    Sounds like you're going through another cycle or a mini cycle.

    You should read the post on "Cycling with Fish", but here's the short version...
    When cycling with fish,...
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    And plants love it too!

    And plants love it too!
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    Let me see if I got this straight..... - You...

    Let me see if I got this straight.....
    - You cycled with fish until ammonia and nitrites appeared and returned to 0 (and you should of had nitrate readings as well)
    - Then you replaced those fish...
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    Prime does nothing for your bacteria except keep...

    Prime does nothing for your bacteria except keep the chlorine from killing it.
    Ideal readings would be 0 Ammonia, 0 Nitrites, 0 Nitrates (but unless you have changed 100% of your water, you should...
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    +1 on Cliff's post. After 6 weeks with fish...

    +1 on Cliff's post.

    After 6 weeks with fish I would expect to see some nitrites and/or nitrates.
    Have you been cleaning the filter with tap water? (you don't want to do this)
    Are you using...
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    I agree with sheamurai. You can change all of...

    I agree with sheamurai. You can change all of the water and you shouldn't affect the cycle unless your filter/biomedia got hit with chlorine or something.

    Have you tested your tap water for...
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    Freshwater shrimp are fun to watch and add very...

    Freshwater shrimp are fun to watch and add very little "bio load". Red Cherry Shrimp are small and will reproduce in freshwater. Amano shrimp are a little bigger, will eat most types of algae, and...
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    Hard to see... maybe a Lyretail Molly

    Hard to see... maybe a Lyretail Molly
  12. Thread: Ldoerrs 29G tank

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    Did you test the water? Is ammonia really high?...

    Did you test the water? Is ammonia really high? Is it the only fish in the QT?
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    +1 for the aquariumplants.com substrate. And you...

    +1 for the aquariumplants.com substrate. And you get a free bucket!
    While I haven't used the Flourite brand, I here that Flourite takes a lot more rinsing before you can put it in the tank. But...
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    I've gone 48 hours without power and my tank was...

    I've gone 48 hours without power and my tank was fine. Didn't even see a small spike.
  15. Thread: Ldoerrs 29G tank

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    It looks like your filter survived the move as...

    It looks like your filter survived the move as the ammonia level is going down quickly. If you're using Prime then you should be OK for about 2 days. If your ammonia drops to 0 within a day or...
  16. Thread: They're all dead

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    +1 with just continue the cycle with ammonia...

    +1 with just continue the cycle with ammonia (fishless). You already have a small head start if you're still testing positive for ammonia.
  17. Thread: Substrate depth?

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    If you have a lot of plants, then no, you would...

    If you have a lot of plants, then no, you would not need to vac the gravel. The plants (root feeders) will use the waste as food and the vac can damage the root system. If you have a lot of gravel...
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    If your water tests OK, 0 ammonia and 0 nitrites,...

    If your water tests OK, 0 ammonia and 0 nitrites, then I would pull the slate out. It looks great by the way.
  19. Thread: Substrate depth?

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    If you're going to put live plants in it, you...

    If you're going to put live plants in it, you should have 2-3 inches of substrate to accommodate the roots. Otherwise, you can put what ever you want.
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    Is it real slate and did you boil it first? What...

    Is it real slate and did you boil it first?
    What "glue" did you use?

    What are your tank readings now?
  21. Thread: Ldoerrs 29G tank

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    Ammonia shouldn't be an issue if your cycle...

    Ammonia shouldn't be an issue if your cycle completed. And the Prime will protect the fish from any new ammonia while in the bucket. Nitrates would be what I would look at. I would put half new...
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    Another advantage of fishless cycling is that you...

    Another advantage of fishless cycling is that you don't need to change any water until your cycle is completed. Then you you do one huge water change and add fish. thumbs2:

    A fish-in cycle, you...
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    Unless you add a lot more light, co2 isn't going...

    Unless you add a lot more light, co2 isn't going to do much for the plants in that tank. Also, I don't think either of those plants are root feeders so plant tabs may not be very beneficial. ...
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    +1 on waiting to add the shrimp. They are much...

    +1 on waiting to add the shrimp. They are much more sensitive to Ammonia, Nitrites and Nitrates. I would wait about 2 weeks after you've added your fish just to be sure you don't have any spikes.
  25. Thread: Ldoerrs 29G tank

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    I would put as much water as you can in with the...

    I would put as much water as you can in with the fish. 5 gal bucket, I would try to get 4 gal in there. The more water you have in there, the more room the fish will have, the less stress on the...
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