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    Hi fish peeps :)

    I have been setting up a new 29 gallon tank. My hardscaping is complete. And my mega ninja plant order comes tomorrow!

    I am at the beginning of cycling. So far .25 ammonia .5 nitrites 0 nitrates.

    I have learned that it is best to let the conditions in the aquarium settle after reaching nitrogen cycle targets. So I think maybe I should use this time to set up a quarantine tank, to avoid some heartache down the line.

    I am thinking a 20 gallon, no substrate?? Is that the best size? Can I fill it with water from my existing tank since the cycle is getting started?

    My fish will be on the nano side: rummynose tetra, green neon tetra, bronze or panda corys and some shrimp. I'm thinking 10 of each.

    I will of course look up some detailed instructions before I set up the quarantine.

    Any further input appreciated!
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    29g planted freshwater tank
    AC70 HOB
    Satellite Pro LED 24-36 20W 20-LEDs (14-6500K 6-RGBW)
    Tahitian Moon Sand w/some Flourite

    STOCK LIST:
    8 Bloodfin Tetras
    6 Bronze Corys
    10 Amano Shrimp
    5 Dream Blue Velvet Shrimp
    5 Sky Blue Velvet Shrimp
    10 Assassin Snails

    Planted 29g journal

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    Quote Originally Posted by jana View Post
    Hi fish peeps :)

    I have been setting up a new 29 gallon tank. My hardscaping is complete. And my mega ninja plant order comes tomorrow!

    I am at the beginning of cycling. So far .25 ammonia .5 nitrites 0 nitrates.

    I have learned that it is best to let the conditions in the aquarium settle after reaching nitrogen cycle targets. So I think maybe I should use this time to set up a quarantine tank, to avoid some heartache down the line.

    I am thinking a 20 gallon, no substrate?? Is that the best size? Can I fill it with water from my existing tank since the cycle is getting started?

    My fish will be on the nano side: rummynose tetra, green neon tetra, bronze or panda corys and some shrimp. I'm thinking 10 of each.

    I will of course look up some detailed instructions before I set up the quarantine.

    Any further input appreciated!
    Since your tank is just starting out with no fish, there's no point using another tank for quarantine. I would just use the main tank after it cycles. In the meantime you can keep your plant in another tank or container and QT that to make sure no hitchhikers arrive with it. After 4-6 weeks of the fish being in the main tank, I would just put the plant in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    Since your tank is just starting out with no fish, there's no point using another tank for quarantine. I would just use the main tank after it cycles. In the meantime you can keep your plant in another tank or container and QT that to make sure no hitchhikers arrive with it. After 4-6 weeks of the fish being in the main tank, I would just put the plant in.
    Sounds good. I just got my plant order today (a lot of plants!) I bought some alum to rinse the plants in. I have read this will kill snail eggs and other hitchhikers.
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    AC70 HOB
    Satellite Pro LED 24-36 20W 20-LEDs (14-6500K 6-RGBW)
    Tahitian Moon Sand w/some Flourite

    STOCK LIST:
    8 Bloodfin Tetras
    6 Bronze Corys
    10 Amano Shrimp
    5 Dream Blue Velvet Shrimp
    5 Sky Blue Velvet Shrimp
    10 Assassin Snails

    Planted 29g journal

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    Agree, if its a new setup then essentaily it will be a QT tank, lol.

    As for the plants, you can do as Rocksor suggests by QT the plants, or you can dip your plants if you are afraid of any critters hitching a ride. I usually just do a rinse o new plants, going leaf by leaf to see if there are any snails, eggs or anything else (hydra) that has hitched a ride. I have even soaked my plants in tap water for a week-replacing the tap water on a daily basis. The chlorine/chloramine should remove anything overly harmful, plus I go through the plants with a fine tooth comb before I add them to my tank. Whenever I add new plants to the tanks I also trim any damaged leaves and cut a bit off the roots to encourage new growth. I prefer potted plants to stem plants (because I have fish that are brutal to stem plants)-and the stems are a bit more delicate.
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    Two-55 gallon tubs, 1st w/ 1BN pleco male, 3 clown pleco, gouramis, kuhli and female betta; 2nd w/female BN pleco, albino, panda and pgymy corys, and male betta.
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    Plants are in! Grow babies, grow. Waiting for water to clear up. So much fun.
    Last edited by jana; 04-20-2017 at 07:05 AM.
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    29g planted freshwater tank
    AC70 HOB
    Satellite Pro LED 24-36 20W 20-LEDs (14-6500K 6-RGBW)
    Tahitian Moon Sand w/some Flourite

    STOCK LIST:
    8 Bloodfin Tetras
    6 Bronze Corys
    10 Amano Shrimp
    5 Dream Blue Velvet Shrimp
    5 Sky Blue Velvet Shrimp
    10 Assassin Snails

    Planted 29g journal

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    Looking very nice so far....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Looking very nice so far....
    Thank you! I ran out of superglue, lol.
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    29g planted freshwater tank
    AC70 HOB
    Satellite Pro LED 24-36 20W 20-LEDs (14-6500K 6-RGBW)
    Tahitian Moon Sand w/some Flourite

    STOCK LIST:
    8 Bloodfin Tetras
    6 Bronze Corys
    10 Amano Shrimp
    5 Dream Blue Velvet Shrimp
    5 Sky Blue Velvet Shrimp
    10 Assassin Snails

    Planted 29g journal

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    "Mulder, where are you?"
    "Hey, lesson here, Bey. You come at the king, you best not miss."
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    Looks really good! I love the DW layers and anubias attached. Also the stones at the forefront, looks great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    Looks really good! I love the DW layers and anubias attached. Also the stones at the forefront, looks great!
    Thank you, great feedback!!
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    AC70 HOB
    Satellite Pro LED 24-36 20W 20-LEDs (14-6500K 6-RGBW)
    Tahitian Moon Sand w/some Flourite

    STOCK LIST:
    8 Bloodfin Tetras
    6 Bronze Corys
    10 Amano Shrimp
    5 Dream Blue Velvet Shrimp
    5 Sky Blue Velvet Shrimp
    10 Assassin Snails

    Planted 29g journal

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    "Mulder, where are you?"
    "Hey, lesson here, Bey. You come at the king, you best not miss."
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    i agree, tank looks very good. I also love the plant layout and the rocks in the front. I really love how you have the driftwood set up like shelves, gives great depth to the tank.

    (Hey Matt, you are slacking...) Have you started cycling the tank? If not, you may want to top the tank off a little bit, HOB filters work better (quieter) when the water is a bit higher. Some like it to be right up to the trim...
    Two 5.5g- Shrimp tanks; 1st with Bloody Mary and Rose shrimp and 2nd with Blue Dream shrimp
    Two-55 gallon tubs, 1st w/ 1BN pleco male, 3 clown pleco, gouramis, kuhli and female betta; 2nd w/female BN pleco, albino, panda and pgymy corys, and male betta.
    One tub with 90% plants and one Diva-pea puffer.

    75g-now the TUB tanks:
    5.5 G Shrimp Tanks
    75g-Goldfish Tank


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