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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:19 pm Post subject: a start required for this noob with 2 Ft of new tank Reply with quote

 Hi  Fellows  Smile  .
 
 Am  new  here  on  this  forum,  found  it  through  google  &  drooling  through  the  many  pix  around  since.  
 I  have  hardly  any  idea  about  the  tanks,  fish  &  am  all  here  to  learn.  My  interest  towards  knowing  more  &  more  about  fish  is  rising.
 
 Now  my  story:
 A  day  back  I  got  a  new  2  Ft.,  65ltr  tank.  Right  now  as  been  told  by  the  local  seller  to  clean  it  with  rock  salt  &  keep  the  water  stocked  in  for  few  days.  I  also  have  a  tiny  1  ft  tank,  which  had  couple  of  fishes  earlier  which  were  exchanged  &  some  died,  due  to  my  in-experience  on  this.  Currently  I  have  a  small  tiger  shark  &  a  baby  Flower  Horn.  Both  are  doing  well  so  far  (around  1  month  now).  Surfing  through  this  forum,  have  learnt  to  keep  the  Flower  horn  isolated.
 
 My  Query:
 Can  I  shift  both  the  fish  what  I  have  currently  (baby  Tiger  shark  &  baby  short  body  flower  horn)  into  this  new  tank  I  bought.  Frankly,  I  would  love  to  have  couple  of  fishes  in  this  new  tank  &  wanted  the  tank  to  look  decently  nice  with  some  good  interiors  Wink
 Please  suggest  me  if  I  could  put  any  other  fishes  with  them,  or  am  also  ready  to  exchange  this  fishes  with  another  ones  as  you  experts  may  suggest.  As  its  hardly  a  month  old  in  my  old  1ft  tank.  Am  open  to  all  kind  of  ideas  friends.
 Kindly  guide  me  in  setting  up  my  new  tank.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:31 pm Post subject: Re: a start required for this noob with 2 Ft of new tank Reply with quote

 1feet  tank  is  no  place  for  a  fh.  First  cycle  your  new  tank  then  introduce  the  fh  in  it.  Give  away  the  tiger.  Use  old  tank  water  to  cycle  the  new  tank  faster.  Use  a  sponge  filter  to  circulate  and  cycle  the  new  tank  water.  
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:36 pm Post subject: Re: a start required for this noob with 2 Ft of new tank Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:40 pm Post subject: Re: a start required for this noob with 2 Ft of new tank Reply with quote

 Both  are  too  big  for  your  new  tank  so  its  not  a  good  idea  and  they  are  not  too  good  as  community  fish.  In  your  new  tank  you  can  have  around  10  total  of  mollies,  guppies,  swordtails  and  various  tetras,  small  barbs.
 Make  sure  your  filtration  is  good.  What  plans  for  the  filter  ?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:43 pm Post subject: Re: a start required for this noob with 2 Ft of new tank Reply with quote

                                                   
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1feet  tank  is  no  place  for  a  fh.  First  cycle  your  new  tank  then  introduce  the  fh  in  it.  Give  away  the  tiger.  Use  old  tank  water  to  cycle  the  new  tank  faster.  Use  a  sponge  filter  to  circulate  and  cycle  the  new  tank  water.  
 
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 Thanks  deepak  for  the  reply  in  a  wink   Thumb Up  
 
 Just  would  sincerely  shamelessly  ask  back  you  some  clarifications..
 "Cycle  your  new  tank",  does  it  mean  the  process  am  doing  right  now.  Stocking  &  preserving  the  water  for  days  in  the  new  tank.  Or  something  else.
 
 Thanks  a  lot  Chetesh  for  the  Welcome
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:49 pm Post subject: Re: a start required for this noob with 2 Ft of new tank Reply with quote

 Vow..  This  forum  is  really  rocking..  My  fishes  will  be  finally  saved  Wink  Replies  in  a  blaze..
 
 
                                                 
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Both  are  too  big  for  your  new  tank  so  its  not  a  good  idea  and  they  are  not  too  good  as  community  fish.  In  your  new  tank  you  can  have  around  10  total  of  mollies,  guppies,  swordtails  and  various  tetras,  small  barbs.
 Make  sure  your  filtration  is  good.  What  plans  for  the  filter  ?                

 
 Yeah..  That  sounds  good..  So  should  I  be  giving  back  both  the  fishes  what  I  have  right  now  (shark  &  baby  FH).  I  just  love  the  FH,  the  way  it  plays  Wink
 No  plan  on  the  filteration  bit  as  of  now  buddy.  Am  having  a  simple  cheap  filter..
 Looks  somewhat  like  this,  but  has  marbles  in  the  bottom.  Please  forgive  my  over  noobness   Crying or Very sad  
 http://stepcoupons.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/fish-tank-filter.jpg
 
 EDIT:  the  above  image  is  not  of  my  tank.  Just  found  on  google  for  the  reference
 
 Just  post  the  image  link  if  you  are  referring  to  other  sources


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:50 pm Post subject: Re: a start required for this noob with 2 Ft of new tank Reply with quote

 Cycling  your  tank  means  building  up  usefull  bactaria.  Who  will  break  down  and  take  care  of  ammonia  and  nitrates  which  are  deadly  for  your  fish.  Ammonia  and  nitrates  comes  out  of  fish  poo.  Chuckle
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:55 pm Post subject: Re: a start required for this noob with 2 Ft of new tank Reply with quote

                                                   
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Cycling  your  tank  means  building  up  usefull  bactaria.  Who  will  break  down  and  take  care  of  ammonia  and  nitrates  which  are  deadly  for  your  fish.  Ammonia  and  nitrates  comes  out  of  fish  poo.  Chuckle                

 
 Oh  okk..  I  think  I  get  it  now   Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:01 pm Post subject: Re: a start required for this noob with 2 Ft of new tank Reply with quote

 Oh..  its  a  very  good  setup  for  a  beautiful  betta.  Try  looking  for  one.  Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:07 pm Post subject: Re: a start required for this noob with 2 Ft of new tank Reply with quote

 Go  through  these,  they  will  get  you  started.
 
 http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/community/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=97
 
 and
 http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/community/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=89
 
 and
 http://sandeeprworldofaquariums.blogspot.in/search/label/Setting%20up%20a%20New%20Freshwater%20Aquarium
 and
 
 http://sandeeprworldofaquariums.blogspot.in/search/label/Aquariums%20and%20Plants
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:43 pm Post subject: Re: a start required for this noob with 2 Ft of new tank Reply with quote

                                                   
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Go  through  these,  they  will  get  you  started.
 
 http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/community/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=97
 
 and
 http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/community/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=89
 
 and
 http://sandeeprworldofaquariums.blogspot.in/search/label/Setting%20up%20a%20New%20Freshwater%20Aquarium
 and
 
 http://sandeeprworldofaquariums.blogspot.in/search/label/Aquariums%20and%20Plants                

 
 Vow..  Brilliant  one  sandeep.  This  will  indeed  help  me  a  lot..  Thanks  a  ton  for  those  link.  I  am  taking  my  time  in  leisure  to  go  through  every  minute  details
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:08 am Post subject: Re: a start required for this noob with 2 Ft of new tank Reply with quote

 Hi  guys,
 
 Thanks  for  the  help  so  far..  Am  still  learning  from  various  tutorials  around.
 A  small  update  :  
 In  the  new  bought  tank,  I  have  filled  with  fresh  water  since  yesterday,  put  some  hard  salt  &  de-chlorine  drops.  I  bought  some  white  sand,  which  I  washed  with  water  &  have  poured  inside.  
 Now  for  cycling  the  tank  &  what  I  have  understand,  I  have  put  few  pebbles  from  my  existing  tank  as  it  is  in  the  new  one.  And  planning  to  keep  for  today  entire  day,  then  will  get  a  new  sponge  filter  &  keep  it  running  along  with  the  old  filter  from  existing  tank  for  an  hour  or  two.
 At  the  same  time,  will  put  a  pair  of  guppies  too  &  let  it  be  for  a  week  or  so.
 Please  guide  me,  if  the  above  process,  what  am  doing  is  appropriate.  Thanks  once  again..!!
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 Cycling  a  tank  takes  atleast  a  week.  Your  new  filter  does  not  have  any  bactaria.  Thats  why  you  should  add  old  tank  water  and  pabbles  sand  even  add  your  old  filter  which  has  bactaria  colony.  Now  remember  donot  swithoff  the  filters.  Or  your  bactaria  are  dead.
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Cycling  a  tank  takes  atleast  a  week.  Your  new  filter  does  not  have  any  bactaria.  Thats  why  you  should  add  old  tank  water  and  pabbles  sand  even  add  your  old  filter  which  has  bactaria  colony.  Now  remember  donot  swithoff  the  filters.  Or  your  bactaria  are  dead.                

 
 Hi  deepak,  thanks  once  again  for  a  super  fast  reply.
 Can  I  add  just  few  pebbles,  or  many  are  required.  How  long  do  i  need  to  keep  running  the  old  filter  with  the  new  filter.  And  in  this  process,  can  I  leave  a  pair  of  guppies  in  it.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:54 pm Post subject: Re: a start required for this noob with 2 Ft of new tank Reply with quote

                                                   
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Hi  guys,
 
 Thanks  for  the  help  so  far..  Am  still  learning  from  various  tutorials  around.
 A  small  update  :  
 In  the  new  bought  tank,  I  have  filled  with  fresh  water  since  yesterday,  put  some  hard  salt  &  de-chlorine  drops.  I  bought  some  white  sand,  which  I  washed  with  water  &  have  poured  inside.  
 Now  for  cycling  the  tank  &  what  I  have  understand,  I  have  put  few  pebbles  from  my  existing  tank  as  it  is  in  the  new  one.  And  planning  to  keep  for  today  entire  day,  then  will  get  a  new  sponge  filter  &  keep  it  running  along  with  the  old  filter  from  existing  tank  for  an  hour  or  two.
 At  the  same  time,  will  put  a  pair  of  guppies  too  &  let  it  be  for  a  week  or  so.
 Please  guide  me,  if  the  above  process,  what  am  doing  is  appropriate.  Thanks  once  again..!!                

 
 Yup,  you  are  on  right  track.
 Let  both  filters  running  for  a  week.
 Also  never  shut  off  any  filter.
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