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  1. Smile Advice please guys and gals.

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    First up Hi, (noobie here)

    I have a 35 litre cold water aquarium I am in the process of cycling (right at the start of the process actually) I am going for a natural look with very real looking (fake) plants and a big airy aquarium rock for a centre piece. (low down to allow plenty of room for school swimmers)

    In terms of fish stock I was thinking 5 minnows, 4 danios and 1-2 apple snails.

    This is the plan but I welcome any advice that you have please. (I know that cycling takes a while and that to add fish gradually starting with minnows and ending with snails (otherwise snails might starve if put in too early.)

    Any help or advice would be awesome and gratefully received.

    Thanks in advance

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    First off welcome to the ac!

    I'd say you would be better having 1 school of fish, probs just have 6-10 minnows or danios, their behaviour will be more natural and bigger schools look better. Fact. Only thing I'm not sure on is if a 35l is big enough for a school of fish, is it a long tank or a tall one?
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    Danios will not work in a 10 gallon. Minnows may, but I don't know much about them, so I'll let someone else answer that.
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    apple snails will not do well in a cold water tank.

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    I agree with the mountain minnows and some very cute ones are called flags or meteor minnows. I had some, loved them, and have never been able to find them again. They are very tiny, very busy and colorful.

    My 10 gallon is just neons tetra's. They are calm and peaceful and do fine in a small tank alone but they do need a heater. Microrasbora's would be good, too, but also need a heater. For $12 and a heater, you could have better options.

    I would nip the danios. Too busy.

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    Thanks guys N gals. I have just put my soaked gravel, plants and rock into my tank and filled it with water. Put some water conditioner, cycle and turned on lamp and filter.... I'm kind of at a loss if there is anything else I can do to help the process. Also how often and how much water conditioner should I use?
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