Low Tech 29 Gallon Tank - Page 4
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Low Tech Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-11-2010, 03:33 AM   #46
Planted Tank Guru
Hilde's Avatar
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mableton, GA
Posts: 4,551

Originally Posted by clownfish1124 View Post
yup! Also ~3 fish a week is not slow at all! With saltwater it's like 1 fish every few months
I may be wrong then. Probably best to add a couple of small hardy fish, like danios, initially. Wait until both the ammonia and nitrite levels have risen, and then fallen to zero, before adding more fish.
Hilde is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-11-2010, 10:01 PM   #47
Fresh Fish Freak
lauraleellbp's Avatar
PTrader: (70/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 24,397

I strongly recommend against cycling your tank with fish in it. Too much work keeping up with water changes to keep the ammonia in safe ranges for the fish.

Toss a few cocktail shrimp in the tank and let them decompose. Once the ammonia and nitrite have bottomed out, remove whatever is left of the shrimp, do a big water change, and start stocking. Some people put the shrimp in media bag to help make cleanup easy after you're done cycling.

Tampa Bay Aquarium Society - Next meeting Monday, Oct 13, 2014 @ 7:15pm- See ya there!
TBAS Annual Fish Auction - November 1st!!

lauraleellbp is offline   Reply With Quote

gallon, low, low-tech, tech

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:43 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012