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Hey Guys, this is my new tank. It was finally delivered yesterday, the water is very cloudy at the moment because of the gravel, it has cleared up a lot today and will hopefully be totally clear in a few days

Im sooooo impatient, its going to be hard to wait a whole 2 weeks before i can start adding fish lol





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It's lovely!!! Are you going to cycle the tank, before adding the fish?
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Thanks Sharon

Yes definately going to cycle it, i did a reading today and my pH is 8, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 25.

The water is VERY hard, I think ill have to do something about it before i put fish in? I also think the pH is too high.
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Cycling will take longer than two weeks. It's often advised to choose fish that like the ph that you have, rather than try to lower it. Messing with the ph can lead to instability, and a ph that bounces all over the place, will kill fish fast....
Nitrate in an uncycled tank would be 0ppm...unless you have nitrate in your tapwater...
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5 gal... Robin, (Betta)
5 gal...Pete, (Betta)
5 gal...Scotty(Betta)
10 gal...Female Betta Sororiety
10 gal... Neons, Glolights and Cardinals, 1 Oto
10 gal... Ram Pair
29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
55 gal...5 Australian Rainbows, 1 Angel Fish, 1 Blue Gourami, 6 Congo Tetras, 1 Leopard Ctenopoma, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 UpsideDown Catfish,5 Otos, 1 Bronze Cory, 2 Peppered Cories,2 Panda Cories
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Yes your right i think it will take longer. Cycling is all so confusing to me lol. Ive been reading up and cyclying times range from 2 weeks to 8 weeks depending on what website you go to. Some even suggest getting some hardy fish to start the cycle off
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Check out Bernie's sticky, under Water Quality...The section on cycling with pure Ammonia is very useful. The tank will cycle faster this way, than with fish, and will be much less stressful....Now that you have water in, you can start right away. You will need a test kit, though. While you wait, you can add a few plants, and get everything looking good...
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5 gal... Robin, (Betta)
5 gal...Pete, (Betta)
5 gal...Scotty(Betta)
10 gal...Female Betta Sororiety
10 gal... Neons, Glolights and Cardinals, 1 Oto
10 gal... Ram Pair
29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
55 gal...5 Australian Rainbows, 1 Angel Fish, 1 Blue Gourami, 6 Congo Tetras, 1 Leopard Ctenopoma, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 UpsideDown Catfish,5 Otos, 1 Bronze Cory, 2 Peppered Cories,2 Panda Cories
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The tank looks very nice green . An artist is born. The wait will be worth it if you get healthy fish. What kind of fish are you going to put in?
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Thanks Stormy

Well i was hoping to keep some more exotic fish but the water in our area is VERY hard with pH values averaging around 8 so i think im going to be very restricted in the type of fish i can keep. Unless i start adding chemicals to bring the KH and pH down but i dont really want to get into that to be honest, im scared it will damage the fish in the long run?
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Wow! Looks nice. Are those live plants too?
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Wow! Looks nice. Are those live plants too?

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No plants arnt real, they are silk ones. When i get a bit more experienced ill start putting some Jave moss in there
 


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