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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-07-2011, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Question Need fast help with levels!

Quick help desperately needed. My tank is doing a mini cycle and I have fish in the mail! If I add a bunch more plants will that help stabilize it overnight? The only other tank I have is my guppy fry tank so I really can't put the new fish in that one. Yikes!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-07-2011, 01:12 PM
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If you have a cycled tank (the guppy tank) then move some filter media over to the new tank to stablize it. If you can move any media over then at least hold some of it over the new tank and give it a good heard squeeze.
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Can you put a divider in the guppy tank temporarily. Or maybe put the Guppies in a breeder net?
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It's only a 10 gal. I could probably put the fry in the breeder net though. I am headed out of town for business so I need to leave instructions for hubby.
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I am headed out of town for business so I need to leave instructions for hubby.
Be prepared for a disaster, unless your husbands keeps fish as well.

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No my hubby follows directions, he's been trained well lol He won't do anything without checking with me first and I will be back home tomorrow night.
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If you plant the tank heavily, and get the plants growing, by having an appropriate light intensity, plus adequate supplies of all of the nutrients the plants need to grow, the tank will effectively be cycled. I do hope you are only adding a few fish to start off, not a full tank load. The latter would very likely lead to problems.

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