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    Nice looking Barb tank!! I call my tiger barbs the pigs of the tank at feeding time. They try to eat everything but all my tetras get their share of food. They also do a nice job cleaning the bottom of the tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~firefly~ View Post
    A nice looking tank. Do your barbs not pick on the tetra?
    So far I've never seen them pick on the Tetras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imma24 View Post
    I only wanted to comment on what I put into bold - for the future - be aware that water does not have bacteria in it - your media is primarily what contains the bacteria. When setting up a tank, it's best to start with fresh dechlorinated water.

    Great looking tank btw!
    Thanks. I have phrased it wrongly. You are right, there's no bacteria on old water. I should have added a few more sentences.

    I'm actually after the same pH level as my old Barb tank which is around 6.5~6.8. Fresh de-chlorinated water in my area is quite high. PH is above 7.5. I was concerned with transferring the fish while having a big difference in pH level. My old Barbs may be ok but the newly bought juveniles may get too stressed and die. I don't think my soil, driftwood and ketapang leaves are enough to lower the pH in a week. As you may notice, I haven't fully filled up my tank yet. I'm slowly adding fresh water everyday so that the fish can slowly adapt to the new water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    very nice tank. make sure you check your ammonia, nitrites and nitrates for a few weeks to make sure you don't have a mini cycle resulting from adding the new fish.
    Great job on the scaping.

    I am curious. What's the skimmer for? Generally you see protein skimmers in salt water aquariums

    I noticed that the water surface has some oily film. Since I have that spare pump, I thought why not just add a skimmer. As an added bonus, it helps with the water circulation.

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    Since any new fish could be stressed by a different pH, it's important to acclimate properly - most common FW fish can live in a range of pH readings (although some do better in softer or harder water). Acclimation involves slowly getting fish used to your water (which it sounds like you are doing) - not adding something to raise or lower what you have (which I see you aren't doing).

    Keep in mind that many people order fish online (even from overseas) so those fish need slow acclimation - sounds like you are doing fine!

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