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Water parameters for new tank

I'm setting up a 120g this weekend and plan on using safestart and plan on measuring ammonia, nitrites and nitrates daily over the cycle. What parameters can i expect to have given the use of safestart and a modest load of hardy fish?

to put it another way, at what levels of ammonia etc. is beyond stressful (me and fish)?

would the use of live sand be redundant?

what community fish are considered hardy (danios, platy)? any suggestions more than welcome!

thanks.
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Will the tank be heavily planted from the start? That is the best way to start a planted tank.

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Will the tank be heavily planted from the start? That is the best way to start a planted tank.
i would say moderately planted - about 30 plants. included are some fast growers like hornwort and pennywort.

could buy some more tonight if need be.
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