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    i finished set-up.
    i added a pinch of expired baby fish food.
    what am i trying to get my ammonia to?
    i was thinking 1

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    a quick reply is needed and would be apriciated.
    thank you

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    I've not cycled a tank using fish food - only ammonia so I'm sorry I can't help you there. I'm wondering though, a single betta in a 10 would not create a huge bio load - it's possible just adding some of the seeded media from one of your other filters would be enough. Someone else may want to weigh in on that.

    As to will a betta and neons get along. I have a betta with neons and they do great. Others have not had that experience so it appears it comes down to the betta.

    Hope you get your other answer and good luck.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    actully i don't need to cycle, because i am transfering all my media from the 20. the problem is i can't just take all of it at once. so every week i am taking one. i am adding fish food so the bacteria doesn't starve.
    also i think you misunderstood the question.
    i am not saying how much fish food to add, i am saying how much ammonia is not too low and not too high. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by vafa View Post
    actully i don't need to cycle, because i am transfering all my media from the 20. the problem is i can't just take all of it at once. so every week i am taking one. i am adding fish food so the bacteria doesn't starve.
    also i think you misunderstood the question.
    i am not saying how much fish food to add, i am saying how much ammonia is not too low and not too high. thanks
    The problem with adding fish food so the bacteria doesn't starve is the food needs times to rot to produce ammonia - by the time that happens, the bacteria might be dead by then. Why are you not able to transfer more media over at one time? You are correct to do that in order to not need to cycle, but as you know already, you need a source of ammonia right away to feed the bacteria.

    If you are going to cycle with fish food however, you should bring the ammonia up to 2ppm - just be aware that using fish food isn't necessarily reliable - it's hard to know how much will produce the ammonia you need and once the cycle starts & you get a reading for nitrites, you need to bring the amount of ammonia to half (1ppm) once the original level drops to 0.
    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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    I was hoping that if every day I could add flakes everyday to keep ammonia up. The reason I can't transfer all the media at once is that I don't wanna lose my cycle in the other tank.there is another filler in there but can it keep up.
    Can I just move it at once. The other tank has a filter rated for a 10 and an ac30. The smaller filter is 90 gph and with aqua clear 20 media in it

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    sorry for the misunderstanding.
    if you have an AC30 on your one tank, why not just move the 10 gal filter media over to the 10 gal tank and add your betta.
    Then add new media to the 10 in your other tank so it will again be seeded.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    i can add some neon tetra's from the other tank and with only one piece of media in it there would be some ammonia but not enough to kill the fish. would this work out? if things get bad the simple solution is to move back the tetra's. or i can add a platy.
    any thoughts?

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    OR ... you can add the neons and watch your ammonia and keep it no higher than .25 with water changes. the tank will eventually cycle.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Sounds like a good plan.
    One more thing
    When I got the filter it didn't come with the media holder thing.
    Is this ok

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