Aquarium Forum

  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

        Via paypal

  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. Default Ready for a fish?

    0 Not allowed!
    I set up a 30 gallon (soon to be) FOWLR about 5 days ago. I got the salt to 1.022, the ph to 8.0, no nitrites, the nitrates between 5-10ppm, and the temp steady at 80. This is a new tank, new sand, new rocks, but the first day I got everything set up I used some Biospira that was recommended to me by a friend. With all the levels like they are, is everything ready to go? What about with it being so new? The filter I have is a Marineland HOB w/o the biowheel btw. Feedback?

  2. Default

    0 Not allowed!
    The easy way to check is to add some ammonia (like 1ppm), verify it with an ammonia test kit, then test for ammonia and nitrite the next day. If they're both reduced to zero then you should be good to go. If not, look at the fishless cycle sticky and follow those instructions until the tank is completely cycled.

  3. #3


    0 Not allowed!
    +1 to above. If you did add fish I would check the nh3 twice a day and be ready for a water change... just in case. I have used a different bacteria to cycle my tank and it worked great. However, I never used the one you mentioned.
    300g + 240g in wall build! - Follow Here
    120g SW Reef, LED lights, cool fish and corals!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts