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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-26-2007, 01:53 AM Thread Starter
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Cycling the Tank

I have a 10 gallon tank that I plan to put some Java Moss in and an African Clawed Frog. I was wondering if I could cycle the tank with two Mystery snail and feed them algae wafers. OR maybe MAlaysian Trumpet Snails. Would they be hard to remove after the tank has been cycled? It's bare by the way. Would this work?
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I think it'd be easier if you cycled the tank with fish food. The snails are barely a bioload, and if the water parameters get uncomfortable, it's likely they will just climb to the surface and out of the tank. So, I think a fishless cycle will get you where you want to be faster.

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Ask your LFS or a friend to give you some used gravel.

This will help "seed" your tank with the necsessary beneficial bacteria.

I have done this many times in fresh and saltwater tanks and it works very well.

Also, take into consideration the size of the frog as this plays a big role.
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Hmm well how much fish food should I add everyday? Also the frog starts out real small(dime sized) and grows bigger. So hopefully the beneficial bacteria will grow as it does.
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I see no problems.

Seed the tank if it makes you feel better and don't overfeed.

You should be fine.
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