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|New tank! Need Ideas! 29g|
What would be your perfect 29 gallon tank? I just got a used one with all the fixin's real cheap! Haven't set it up yet or cycled, just brainstorming for now... looking for creative ideas! I am really into live plants, so I would like to have live plants in the plan... where should I go from here?
Also, how many fish will I need to cycle this thing?
|Posted 28-Nov-2009 07:43|
You dont need fish to cycle.
take a lil gravel from an existing tank, some old water from an existing tank, and /or an extra bit of used filter media... add to the new tank. for ammonia you can use 100% ammonia used for cleaning ( be careful it doesnt have have anything else- or fish food.
As for stock-what do you like?
|Posted 28-Nov-2009 14:55|
As many years as you have been a member of FP, I'm
surprised you have not looked into "Fishless Cycling."
It is far easier, and does not subject any fish to the
pain and suffering of cycling a tank with fish.
Check out this site, one of many on the subject:
-->>> The Confidence of Amateurs, is the Envy of Professionals <<<--
|Posted 28-Nov-2009 15:25|
Thanks for the tips guys, I haven't dealt with a tank bigger than 10 gallons in like 5 years... I have a lot of overgrown plants in my little tank, I can put some of those in there, and maybe I can "loan" a small piece of driftwood to the big tank....
I was thinking it it might be nice to have an angel in there, but do you think 29g is too small?
|Posted 29-Nov-2009 07:20|
Take their advice and fishless cycle. Be sure the ammonia has nocolors or scents added!
As for Angelfish I have a pair breeding in my 29. Plenty of room for them.
|Posted 29-Nov-2009 15:24|
More effective than plants and driftwood would be moving over a used filter cartridge from your current tank.
The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian.
|Posted 30-Nov-2009 02:29|
I will have to see if the cartridges are the same size...
|Posted 30-Nov-2009 08:40|
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