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Setting up tank without complete cycle

 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:41 am Post subject: Setting up tank without complete cycle Reply with quote

 I  have  got  a  new  tank  approx.  6  ft  long....
 It  was  a  running  tank  with  one  of  my  friend.
 I  have  also  got  4  pirana  and  2  oscars  with  tank.  (grown  ups)
 I  do  not  have  time  to  wait  for  the  N2  cycle  to  complete  as  I  have  fish  already  and  I  have  to  put  it  in  from  the  first  dAY.
 I  am  setting  it  up  today  fresh  as  it  needs  complete  cleaning..
 Any  suggestions  around  it????
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:17 am Post subject: Re: Setting up tank without complete cycle Reply with quote

 all  I  can  say  is...  good  luck  to  you  &  your  fishes.
 
 Try  using  some  substrate/gravel  from  a  friend's  established  tank.  squeeze  'filter  juice'  from  an  established  tank.  You  could  also  get  some  of  that  'beneficial  bacteria'  packs  they  sell  in  stores.
 
 another  thing  you  MAY  want  to  try  &  MAY  have  success  with...  try  planting  very  heavily  (if  you  want  a  planted  tank).  The  plants  can  take  care  of  ammonia  &  nitrates  to  a  certain  extent.  but  to  plant  a  6  footer  heavily,  you'll  need  to  empty  out  an  amazon  village!  ROFL  
 
 good  luck  Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:41 am Post subject: Re: Setting up tank without complete cycle Reply with quote

 Its  quiet  risky  but  you  can  get  some  gravel  and  water  from  a  healthy  established  tank  and  put  it  in  the  new  tank  which  will  help  the  new  tank  to  mature....
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:22 pm Post subject: Re: Setting up tank without complete cycle Reply with quote

 No  problem  at  all...6feeter  is  a  big  tank,  best  is   get  a  3  1ft  X2inch  sponges  dip  it  into  some  other  fish  tank  and  squeeze  it  in  you  tank.  you  can  also  get  1gal  water  from  other  tank,  who  is  changing  water  on  that  day  Drinking
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:47 pm Post subject: Re: Setting up tank without complete cycle Reply with quote

 You  have  fish  which  are  highly  polluting.
 What  type  of  filter  do  you  have.
 If  the  fish  are  full  grown  and  have  not  been  living  togather,  it  will  be  a  blood  bath  in  your  aquarium.
 For  first  month  do  30-40%  water  changes  every  3  days.
 Add  salt  approx  1  teaspoon  per  gallon  of  water.
 It  will  help  in  minimizing  damage  from  ammonia.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:14 pm Post subject: Re: Setting up tank without complete cycle Reply with quote

 No  problem..  Jst  b  assured  that  u  r  using  a  well  stabled  water  which  has  been  stagnant  for  atleast  a  month,  then  do  those  things  as  people  said  above,  like  water  from  another  existing  tank,  filter  juice,  etc..  And,  never  4get  to  do  50%  water  changes  in  alternative  days,  for  the  first  month.
 But,  I'm  not  sure  about  the  compatibility  of  your  current  fish  stock,  piranahs  and  oscars.  Also,  with  these  fish  in  your  tank,  esp.  Oscars,  u  cannot  keep  many  plants  there.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:37 pm Post subject: Re: Setting up tank without complete cycle Reply with quote

 Daily  water  changes  with  treated  and  aged  water  will  help  to  some  extent  but  good  luck
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:59 am Post subject: Re: Setting up tank without complete cycle Reply with quote

 Thank  You  so  much  for  all  the  valuable  suggestions.
 I  have  poured  some  gravel  from  an  established  tank...
 Piranas  and  Oscar  are  quite  comfortable  in  there,  only  Oscar  has  a  white  fungus  like  thing  all  over  its  body...would  water  changes  with  boiled  water  help?
 This  tank  has  been  a  running  one  with  these  fishes,  and  it  was  quite  polluted  when  I  got  it  ,  that  may  be  the  reason  for  fungus.
 Please  advice  on  this...
 Also  oscar  seems  to  be  very  lazy,  is  this  because  of  fungus?
 I  have  1  spong  filter,  which  is  quite  effective...
 I  also  have  2  additional  in  tank  filters.....
 I  will  take  care  of  the  water  change....
 I  am  finding  IAH  and  suggestions  from  members,  quite  helpful....
 Thank  you  so  much..
 I  will  upload  the  picture  soon.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:04 am Post subject: Re: Setting up tank without complete cycle Reply with quote

 I  also  have  a  2.5  footer  tank  that  I  started  up  1  month  ago.
 I  have  2  baby  Oscars,  1  medium  Oscar,  2  piranha  (small)  and  1  parrot  there.
 Al  the  other  fish  is  active  and  seems  to  be  happy  except  Oscar  having  the  same  issue  as  above..Please  suggest..
 Also  I  will  welcome  any  suggestions  on  temperature,  feed  and  anything  that  you  feel  is  usable!
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