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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-02-2012, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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My nano Iwagumi

my new 5 gal iwagumi! planted just about 3 days ago! how long do you think i should wait before adding critters? i want to wait until the plants start taking root so they won't get knocked out of place. i'm planing on maybe 7 tetras, 2 ghost shrimp and 2 oto catfish. you think that might be overdoing it for a 5 gal?

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Has it been cycled yet? Ottos like established aquariums.


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what do you mean by cycled? like filter circulation?
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as in nitrogen cycle. like, the establishment of nitrifying bacteria. google 'fishless cycle'.

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You absolutely shouldn't add Otos or shrimp of any sort until the tank has been established for a few weeks to a month. Both feed primarily on biofilm/algae/detritus and will do better if added to an established tank that's balanced and healthy.


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