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Old 04-17-2013, 09:04 AM   #16
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Not so aweome should add more plantz
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:46 PM   #17
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Yikes this is too small for ember tetras. Nano fish doesn't = nano tank always.

Embers need something around 6g+ to accommodate a nice school.

I think you should return them and consult us on what would work best.

How did you cycle the tank? There shouldn't be ammonia in a cycled tank.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:32 PM   #18
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Yikes this is too small for ember tetras. Nano fish doesn't = nano tank always.

Embers need something around 6g+ to accommodate a nice school.

I think you should return them and consult us on what would work best.

How did you cycle the tank? There shouldn't be ammonia in a cycled tank.
I took 2.5g of the water from the 8g along with some of its biomedia and driftwood and let it sit for 2-3 days while the embers were in a mini quarintine tank. Also, the reason why I really didnt ask is cause everybody would say shrimp or a betta, and I wanna wait for this tank to mature first before I add any inverts to this tank, and I don't think the betta would like the flow I have in the tank.


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Old 04-17-2013, 07:48 PM   #19
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I see. Well unless you tested it, your cycle could be nonexistant, and your environment could well be toxic.

There's no point in not asking, because you'll never know what you get in input.

If you want to wait for something to mature, it should really be left alone with snails/ect. to hold the cycle. Place holding fish is wrong IMO.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:54 PM   #20
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if you seed a tank with bio-media from an existing tank, but there is nothing for it to feed on (no NH4 or N02) as there is no bio-load, then the tank won't cycle. At least some type of ammonia source is needed. While the tetras were a poor choice given tank size, they at least ensure the cycle continues. I do agree that the tank may be a little small for the fish.

Seeding a tank will still cause a cycle; the only difference is that it is going to be expedited with the introduction of seeded media.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:25 PM   #21
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Ammonia 0

Nitrite is higher than i thought in between 2.0-5.0 PPM

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How are the fish and snails living with such high levels?

Guess my cycle wasnt full proof after all


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If there's two things I know about aquariums, it's cycles and stocking.

To the person who also commented on the cycle, I agree. For a shrimp tank, a host of snails is a great option as they'll hold a cycle and create biofilm for your future shrimp tank.
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So do you think I should catch the tetras and put them in the 8g evolve with the gouramis?


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So do you think I should catch the tetras and put them in the 8g evolve with the gouramis?


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How many and what type of gourami?
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2 neon dwarf gouramis male and female who are fed 3-4 times a day


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Interesting. I'd consider doing that. Watch for aggression, that's all.
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Sigh, probably gonna rescape the tank when Im done catching them since they are probably gonna be so annoying too catch


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Wow, looks neat!
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Just tweaking with what I have ATM


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