Iloutfitter
Apple Snail
Apple Snail
Joined: September 3rd, 2009, 1:19 pm

September 3rd, 2009, 9:41 pm #11

Ive cycled tanks with neons and angels before infact my cycling angels are soon to be proud parents.

I however take about a month to set up the tank and usually 48 hours AFTEr water is added do I add any fish.
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Datnoid Man
Kohaku Koi
Kohaku Koi
Joined: April 24th, 2009, 10:28 pm

September 3rd, 2009, 10:29 pm #12

Iloutfitter wrote:Ive cycled tanks with neons and angels before infact my cycling angels are soon to be proud parents.

I however take about a month to set up the tank and usually 48 hours AFTEr water is added do I add any fish.
Agreed.. the longest it took me to cycle my big tank was a month and 2 weeks :)
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Joined: September 3rd, 2009, 1:19 pm

September 3rd, 2009, 11:38 pm #13

I got old school tactics, my old man was a breeder from the age of 10 till we moved from san diego in 1992, he went as far as shipping every tank and fish back to illinois however none of the fish made it.

He usually is with me when I start a tank and always preaches just gas it off for 2 days let the heat get up and toss em in, no better cycling then with what will be living in there.

so far no losses on his cycling method.
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Will
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Joined: April 29th, 2009, 8:48 pm

September 5th, 2009, 4:21 pm #14

I used 3 rasboras to cycle my 55 and there was no ammonia spike :D
Adult angels are likely to tear up neons, and Altums and more wild morphs like silvers are more likely to outright devour though.
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Joined: May 15th, 2009, 11:43 pm

September 10th, 2009, 9:10 pm #15

Listen to the conversations on this forum. most people here know what they're talking about, wether or not they're proffessionals. They've experienced alot to know what combinations.
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White Shark
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Joined: May 15th, 2009, 11:43 pm

September 10th, 2009, 9:12 pm #16

always keep a parimiters kit by the tank, and use it while cycling your tank. It'll tell you (depending on the fish you want/have)what needs to go up or down.
African ciochlids FTW!!!
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4 gal: Male marble red and white betta
46 gal: 3 2 Yellow lab Cichlids
3 red zebra cichlids (I think one is a peacock, a mistake by Petsmart)
2 yellowtailed Acei
2 Kenyi
1 Bumblebee
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