Thread: Hello from South-Central PA
01-29-2013, 06:47 AM #1Junior Member Guppy
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- Jan 2013
- york, Pa
Hello from South-Central PA
Hello, I'm Tinder and I am a new aqua hobbyist. That is my tank above.
I have unknowingly overcrowded my tank I believe, but its contents are as follows
5 aquatic plants, small but i hope they will grow larger
1 Gold Mystery snail
1 Ghost Shrimp
1 Spotted Catfish
2 Swordtails (male and female. this I will never do again, considering i needed 2 more females and the male harasses her.)
1 Hi-fin Tetra
2 Mollys (i already know that i should have gotten 2 more Platys instead, so they could school)
1 Red-fin rainbow shark
the tank has both heater and filter and goes between 77 and 78 degrees.
Another newbie mistake I made was to not properly cycle the tank so my Nitrite and Ammonia levels are growing, but im balancing that out bu changeing 2 gallons a day and used a Bio-start to try and quicken the process. So what do you guys think? I will update a full WQ stats as soon as I decide to pull out the test kit again in the morning.
01-29-2013, 12:54 PM #2
Welcome to the forum
You will find a lot of good info here to help you correct your stocking levels and also help you to cycle your tankIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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01-29-2013, 02:04 PM #3
Welcome to the community
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01-29-2013, 05:28 PM #4
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01-30-2013, 05:16 AM #5
welcome to the a.c. forum4ft mbuna mangaino and yellows
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01-30-2013, 09:00 AM #6
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01-30-2013, 10:27 AM #7
Hello and welcome to the forum!
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