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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-22-2005, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Ok. I have this 40g that is housing 3 angels and about 18 neon/cardinal tetras and i plan to tear it down this coming weekend. I am probably gonna give away the fish or sell it because two of the angels are a pair. Anyways, i am giong to tear it down and after i come back from my vacation put it back together and on martin luther king jr day i will be recieving some shrimp that will be living in the tank. The problem is i need to get the tank cycled by then. I will probably have a lot of java moss ready or purchase some during the 2 weeks from when i get back to the day i recieve the shrimp. Would it work if I used Seachem Stability with no fish in the tank at all and maybe throw some flakes in there? If you are thinking about not cycling at all i dont really think the java moss is going to be able to absorb that much ammonia so really don't want to do that. Also i will be filtering with sponge filters that i won't buy until when i get back and i have 2 weeks to prepare for the shrimp. So the seeding with filter material is out of the question. What do you guys think? thanks
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Why take it all down, get rid of the angels right away, get back from vacation, add the equipment. Get the shrimp sell the neons... I don't see any need to take it down to just set it up again espically when it is already established.


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hmm sounds like a plan
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-22-2005, 06:14 PM
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My neons didnt bother my shrimp that I saw and there is definatally an increase in the shrimp population as well.
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my cardinals don't bother my amano's and my cherries, i wouldn't think neons would cause any problems.
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ok well, even if they don't bother them i really rather not take the risk with the shrimp cuase they are going to cost me over $100 :/ at least so i will probably remove them a day or two before recieving and probably do a water change to get the tank as clean as possible.
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Well they won't hurt the adult shrimp, but once they start breeding those little guys will be nice snacks for any tetra


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