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    Definitely boil them.

    You could also soak in a mild (diluted) bleach solution, just rinse well when done, I've done that in the past with DW with no issues.

    I have removed the irrelevant posts from your thread, apologies for the hijack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Definitely boil them.

    You could also soak in a mild (diluted) bleach solution, just rinse well when done, I've done that in the past with DW with no issues.

    I have removed the irrelevant posts from your thread, apologies for the hijack.
    Thanks,but no problem. I left the thread for quite a while

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    Hello. I am planning on setting up a 40 gallon tank to keep 2 small sunfish. My question is this. Can I skip cycling the tank if I use water and rocks from the creek in my backyard. The creek does currently hold sunfish.

    Thanks for the help
    DEFINITELY don't just use the rocks as you found them. I did this as a kid and killed my fish - despite them coming from the same source. An indoor fish tank is a very different environment from the outdoors. You've got different bacteria, plant matter, other fish, etc. than in a clean "sterile" environment you're creating at home.

    I'd also make sure that you clean the substrate before installing it. Most of it - no matter the material - comes with some dust and such on it. Unless you're using live sand, of course! Then follow the instructions given on the packaging.

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    Well..here is where we sit. I have boiled and rinsed all the rocks in the tank, I just added fresh filters and water conditioner. I'm planning to add the ammonia, and start cycling next week. Am I doing things in the correct order so far??

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    Yes, so far so good.

    Is there a lid on the tank? Why is the water level a bit low?

    I'm concerned about that piece of furniture you have the tank sitting on, a filled 40G tank weighs a little over 450 pounds, NOT INCLUDING those rocks you have in there or any other deco..

    I see you have a board under the tank, but a proper (and safe) tank stand will be the same dimensions or larger than the tank.
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    Yeah I've been a little worried about the tanks stand as well...I'm trying to come up with a game plan for that part.

    I'm thinking I will change it on the first good water change after cycling...I know I should probably change it now, but just don't have the funds or a good option in house to replace it with yet.

    I do not have a lid either, I was looking at them as well..mainly the different lighting types. What do you guys suggest

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    Here's a simple, easy-to-build plan for a stand, using 2 X 4's and 2 X 6's, wood glue, and SS screws...very sturdy design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jchal3 View Post
    Yeah I've been a little worried about the tanks stand as well...I'm trying to come up with a game plan for that part.

    I'm thinking I will change it on the first good water change after cycling...I know I should probably change it now, but just don't have the funds or a good option in house to replace it with yet.

    I do not have a lid either, I was looking at them as well..mainly the different lighting types. What do you guys suggest
    good suggestion above for stand.

    As for the lid, just get a glass one and use an LED light. Am assuming the 40 gallon is a 40 breeder-Aqueon, right? Hard to find those lids online for a good price, try Petco you can get it for about $40 if I remember correctly.

    Nicrew has some good light at reasonable prices for low/medium light plants. Hygger is a brand I am just trying out and their plant light seems like its going to be a good one too for med/high light plants.


    Here's the hygger and the nicrew for planted tanks.

    Here's a good nicrew if your not doing plants.
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    Thanks for the help guys

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