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    OK, I talked to my friend, he said he did a fishless cycle for at least 3 weeks. I trust this friend because I know he's much like me and wants things done right. No one brought the fish in until he gave an OK for fish.

    We went ahead and sold the plecos back to the fish store. We'll be getting a bristlenose pleco soon, since my kids LOVE the idea. We also are setting up a better filter since the one that came with the tank is NOT enough.

    I've fallen in love with this. We will add some live plants and such.

    But once I am more comfortable with this, I am getting a tank of my own for my room. lol So the kids keep their insane colored gravel but I get a mellow tank for my room. I'm finding peace in not only watching them (minus the gravel) but also the basic maintenance.

    So I'm already planning my future tank that my kids and husband have no say in. lol I'm addicted.

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    That's awesome Skyrider!
    Thank your friend for cycling that correctly. They saved you the real nightmare that comes when people get a new fishtank and unwittingly trust the advice of the employees at the store who often recommend plunking the fish right into the water.
    Sounds like the fish have a lucky home since you are making sure they are well cared for. I can't wait to see what you come up with for your own tank. Take some time and research. My favorite tank for a nice calm atmosphere is a black sand, black background tank with bright green live plants and peaceful schooling fish....SO RELAXING!
    ~Manna
    10 gallon live planted aquarium with 6 neons
    90 gallon fw community in progress

  3. #23

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Elgin, Illinois USA
    Posts
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    Merry Xmas! - Sandz Merry Xmas You Filthy Animal!! - Hardy85 Congratulations, on MOTM!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Happy New Year - jeffs99dime 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 just because. - 1Sarah Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 My turn to buy - fishmommie 
    It's EOTW Beer Time, so here's a Cafe Latte that looks like champagne in a bucket! - KevinVA Congrats on the cycles! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the Rep and the gift :) - steeler58 Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    Thx4 - pRED For your new tetra's :) - steeler58 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie Good job on your amazing tanks! - SeaLady thank you for all the helpful information - showmebutterfly 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyrider View Post
    OK, I talked to my friend, he said he did a fishless cycle for at least 3 weeks. I trust this friend because I know he's much like me and wants things done right. No one brought the fish in until he gave an OK for fish.

    We went ahead and sold the plecos back to the fish store. We'll be getting a bristlenose pleco soon, since my kids LOVE the idea. We also are setting up a better filter since the one that came with the tank is NOT enough.

    I've fallen in love with this. We will add some live plants and such.

    But once I am more comfortable with this, I am getting a tank of my own for my room. lol So the kids keep their insane colored gravel but I get a mellow tank for my room. I'm finding peace in not only watching them (minus the gravel) but also the basic maintenance.

    So I'm already planning my future tank that my kids and husband have no say in. lol I'm addicted.

    It is very addicting. I am a TV-aholic and I find myself watching the fish instead of the TV!!! Maybe this winter, when I am really comfortable with what I am doing (my tank will be up and running a year by then), I might set up a species only tank - maybe a 40 gallon. I have to watch the weight on my floors, hence the smaller tank. Something to think about and research...........ahhhhh, MTS (multiple tank syndrome).
    Last edited by gronlaura; 04-16-2013 at 09:10 PM.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Longfin and Regular Fin Zebra Danios, Bristlenose Pleco
    My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank (still cycling) - Amano Shrimp, Black Neon Tetras

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    I envy you guys. I've got a single tank and a planted bowl, that's all.

  5. #25

    Join Date
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    Merry Xmas! - Sandz Merry Xmas You Filthy Animal!! - Hardy85 Congratulations, on MOTM!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Happy New Year - jeffs99dime 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 just because. - 1Sarah Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 My turn to buy - fishmommie 
    It's EOTW Beer Time, so here's a Cafe Latte that looks like champagne in a bucket! - KevinVA Congrats on the cycles! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the Rep and the gift :) - steeler58 Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    Thx4 - pRED For your new tetra's :) - steeler58 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie Good job on your amazing tanks! - SeaLady thank you for all the helpful information - showmebutterfly 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    I envy you guys. I've got a single tank and a planted bowl, that's all.
    Oh, but your single tank is sooooo gorgeous. I would probably have another 75 gal if I had the proper place to put it. I am in a big, older, double wide mobile home. I had to reinforce my floor with 1-1/2 inches of plywood for my 75 gal and don't have a spot for another tank that heavy.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Longfin and Regular Fin Zebra Danios, Bristlenose Pleco
    My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank (still cycling) - Amano Shrimp, Black Neon Tetras

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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