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Sorry it took me so long to introduce myself!
My name is Raven, I'm 19, I live in Colorado and I work at a really awesome store called Animal Attraction.
I have 5 tanks and 4 babies, my big Lutino female Oscar Atlas, my baby Tiger Oscar Wheatley, my Black Moor Goldfish Peter, and my Striped Raphael named Wiscash.
My Oscars are in a 125 by themselves, Wiscash was moved to the 40 after he couldn't keep his stabby sharp fins to himself and ended up taking some of Wheatley's scales off.
Peter is in a 20 all by himself, which I've read is the best situation for him.
I'm in the process of cycling (via ghost feeding) my 55 so I can get a zebra pleco.
I'm glad to be a part of this community because I used to come here to read up on advice for my fish.
Have a good one, guys!
Feel free to talk about your tanks and any random advice you may have for any of the fish in my tanks.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Hi!

Hello again! Suggestion for you cycling 55. Get a dozen Giant Danios and do a fish in cycle with them. Very hardy fish, will get your tank up to speed and could also stay on after with the pleco. leaving food to rot is marginal at best and will eventually foul your filter(s).


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DedZefyr replied the topic: Hi!

Thank you! We have giant danios in stock at work, so I'll be sure to get some. They're actually some of the prettier "hardy" fish.
Once again, I'll have to remember to pick up a test kit.
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If I am right, there is a way to cycle without the use of fishes.
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turtle lover wrote: If I am right, there is a way to cycle without the use of fishes.

Yes, there is. You can add ammonia to a fishless tank. I believe you have to keep the level between 2 and 4ppm until you get a sign of nitrite, then wait for nitrate production. But you have to still add ammonia as a food source for the bacteria you need. Tending to some hardy fish is easier, less involved imo.


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turtle lover wrote: If I am right, there is a way to cycle without the use of fishes.

Yes, there is. You can add ammonia to a fishless tank. I believe you have to keep the level between 2 and 4ppm until you get a sign of nitrite, then wait for nitrate production. But you have to still add ammonia as a food source for the bacteria you need. Tending to some hardy fish is easier, less involved imo.

But it is sadly not humane. I read though that you can cycle to a tank with wait for it and i am not joking bout this urine.
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