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Thread: 5 Gallon Setup?

  1. #11

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    0 Not allowed!
    [QUOTE=animalluver]I already put a flake food on the list of items to get./QUOTE]
    FYI - The food brands posted by Gogi are of far higher quality than the ones you listed.
    Quality food, Proper stocking, Good & habitual QT practices & tank maintenance = Healthy colorful fish.
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    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

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    0 Not allowed!
    I was going to do a fishless cycle and maybe add a few fish food flakes.
    If nothing goes right go left

  3. #13

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    Quote Originally Posted by animalluver
    I was going to do a fishless cycle and maybe add a few fish food flakes.
    The fastest, most efficient way of doing a fishless cycle is to use pure ammonia as well as used (already cycled) media from another filter.

    Fish food flakes take time to rot & produce ammonia and you don't get such a consistent reading that way.

    Pure ammonia is much easier to dose - you get a bottle that doesn't foam up when you shake it and add small amounts until you get a reading of about 2-3ppm and you're on your way.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies

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