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  1. #21


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    Im starting a journel on this adventure so hopefully you will follow along and help me out as I go.

  2. #22


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    I will post daily with feedback and water specs

  3. #23

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Glen Arm. MD

    Awards Showcase

    Happy Christmas - MuckyFish thanks for advising on vegetables for my kribs! so here is a discus - ScottishFish You help a lot - PhillipOrigami For the bank account, and thx for the rep - Cliff beautiful discus! - Crispy 
    I know this doesn't help but it's all I can do! - chrisfraser05 for all the wise advice you've given me - fishmommie Congrats on 2000th post! - andreahp Merry Christmas! - fishmommie Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    Thanks for the rep :-) - ~firefly~ appreciate it. - fishmommie Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾̃̾)۶ - korith For all the good advice you give. - ~firefly~ 
    Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff thanks for the rep points.  appreciate it - fishmommie happy friday! - mojosodope Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ Thanks for the rep! - steeler1 


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    Don't feel bad - I've been there and had done that, too! I had a tank of young discus arrive with an uncycled filter!!!

    The key is large, daily water changes to keep ammonia levels low. Your water changes need not be as large as mine since guppies are fairly tough guys ... .

    Best of luck and use a treatment to passivate ammonia and do your best to keep the levels down. Extra air is a good idea. The filter will cycle but could take a while.

    All can go very well so don't worry.
    Knowledge is fun(damental)

    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

    For Fishless cycling:

  4. #24


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    Thanks for the info. Im not sure if I should add anything for the ammonia as I think it ruins the Safestart??? Water changes are no problem very easy to do. I did a 80% water change in 5 minutes so I can change what I need daily if thats what I have to do.

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    That's good to know. You'll be doing lots of water changes, but seems like you have a plan! Good luck!
    The early bird may get the worm, but it's the second mouse that gets the cheese.

  6. #26


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    How will I actually know when my tank is cycled? No amm and no nitrates?

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    No ammonia and no nitrites. NitrAtes will be the last step in the cycle and that's what you take out with your water changes. The first two are taken care of by the beneficial bacteria once your tank is cycled.
    The early bird may get the worm, but it's the second mouse that gets the cheese.

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