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  1. General Freshwater
    I'm setting up a 20g however when i got the filter from the person it didn't have the bio filter, could i just go to the school and pick up a simple sponge? Maybe something like this also I've heard the fastest way to cycle a new tank is by adding already established media, how do I go about that?
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    Hello all. So got my tank set up finally. Cycling with some zebra danios right now that my LFS were happy to provide. Added in a special leaf that is supposed to help lower PH that the fish store had in stock. Looks pretty cool. Here's some pictures of the set up: [p][p][p][p][p]
  3. Beginner Freshwater
    Okay, I've tried to do this twice. I just got a seven-ten gal tank about a week and a half ago. I live an hour away from any pet store and so, when my husband was in said town I asked him to pick me up some pure ammonia to cycle my tank. The petco guy swore to him that I didnt need ammonia, but...
  4. Beginner Freshwater
    I'm very new to keeping aquariums. I got some feeder goldfish and some fan tail goldfish at walmart for a school project and no surprise the person I thought could take them couldn't and walmart wouldn't take them back. A friend in my class gave me a very small 1.5ish gallon tank to keep them...
  5. Beginner Freshwater
    I am having problems getting my tank to cycle. It has not shown any signs of starting. My water that i use to change water has 1-1.5ppm of ammonia. My tank is therefore no less then 1.5-3 ppm at all times. My nitrite has read nothing and nitrate has always read about 5ppm using a api master...
  6. General Freshwater
    First off, glad I joined here. Tried a few other sites, I like this one the best. Second, I'm having some issues with three of my four aquariums. I'm spiking ammonia readings on tanks that have been cycled for over a year. There has been no changes that I can think of that would change the...
  7. Beginner Freshwater
    I came home today and the rest of my fish were dead I want to know for sure that it was the effects of the cycle that killed my 4 zebra danios, or if it was disease, or dodgy pet shop fish, or my filter, or my short attempt at fish food fishless cycling that killed them. Should I start over...
  8. Beginner Freshwater
    Hello, I am working on my friend's 13.09 gallon planted tank that have fish already on it. Anyway, it already have fish in it and in my opinion it's overstocked and asking for my help. We got a predicament here because it's only 2 months old. The only reliable test kit that we have is pH test...
  9. General Freshwater
    This is a thought i had. I have a 29 and a 50 g tank. The 29 got drained because i was moving it. Now here is the question. I filled the tank with water and put the filter on the 50 g tank so it could get going with bacteria and such. If i put the filter on the 29 after that for a few days do...
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