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Annie’s Tank - Bikini Bottom
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Big Grin 
Day Three of our new tank. There’s going to be some Annie technical talk here  Big Grin

Substrate, three rocks and five plants added. Driftwood still soaking.
 
Filter up and running with hula hoops and filter peat.

Now to add the liquid stuff they sent with the tank

1/ Easy Life - Easy Start

2/ Easy Life - Filter Medium

Reading my post Tell Me Like I’m a Five Year Old, this is the step before starting the cycling, as Jota was so helpful to list for me.

*runs off to read again* to double check !

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Not going the Ammonia route, Seachem Prime to dechlorinate the tap water, then dose with Ammonia using the calculator on here, no need for Easystart. JMO.

Ian.
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12 Glowlight Tetras
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3 Bandit Corys 
2 Panda Corys 
2 Bristlenose Plecs (how many)
4 Bolivian Rams

Tank 83% stocked with above housemates.  Smile
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(21-12-2018, 12:54 PM)wingnut55 Wrote: Not going the Ammonia route, Seachem Prime to dechlorinate the tap water, then dose with Ammonia using the calculator on here, no need for Easystart. JMO.

Ian.

Well I was, got some ammonia today

Why not use the Easy Start ?

Our chlorine results are 0

arrrghhhh sorry confused.com

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So you have no Chlorine or chloramine in your water Annie, if so that's good, the reason I said you just need to use Ammonia is its cheaper, and you just need to use the dosing calculator on here for your volume and dosage. But as you had the EASY-Life stuff with the tank you might as well use it. 

Not trying to confuse you.
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6 Cherry Barbs
1 Pearl Gourami (female)
5 Sterbai Corys
3 Bandit Corys 
2 Panda Corys 
2 Bristlenose Plecs (how many)
4 Bolivian Rams

Tank 83% stocked with above housemates.  Smile
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The easy start and other similar products (tetra safe start for example) ate normally bacteria additives that you put in and put a small number of fish in with it straight away and monitor the levels. There are only a couple that actually work; tetra safe start, dr tims one and only and seachem stability (if I remember correctly). However if these dont work you can end up doing a fish in cycle which would be harmful to your fish and you would end up doing daily water changes until the filter bacteria catches up.
Thats why the ammonia method is safe as the bacteria are already established in an abundance before you add yor fish, so any waste they produce should be dealt with Smile
 😇 Heaven doesn’t want me...
And Hell is afraid I’ll take over! 😈
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Just calculate the amount of Ammonia for your tank volume, remember to subtract for substrate and rocks and décor from the total water volume and dose accordingly.

Ian. 

Calculator is here.

https://www.aquariumforums.co.uk/misc.ph...elp&hid=12
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12 Glowlight Tetras
16 Cardinal Tetras
6 Red Phantom Tetras
6 Silvertip Tetras
6 Cherry Barbs
1 Pearl Gourami (female)
5 Sterbai Corys
3 Bandit Corys 
2 Panda Corys 
2 Bristlenose Plecs (how many)
4 Bolivian Rams

Tank 83% stocked with above housemates.  Smile
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(21-12-2018, 01:16 PM)wingnut55 Wrote: Not trying to confuse you.

Aw no It’s ok, I’m just trying to get my head around it all. Don’t want to mess up things  Tongue

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Ok we are going in, decided to use the freebie stuff and see what it does.

No fish in, so as long as it’s short if that makes sense Wink

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(21-12-2018, 01:52 PM)SpanishAnnie Wrote: Ok we are going in, decided to use the freebie stuff and see what it does.

No fish in, so as long as it’s short if that makes sense Wink

Good luck. Have you got water testing kit, you will need to test regularly for Ammonia and Nitrite.

Ian.
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14 Rummynose Tetras
12 Glowlight Tetras
16 Cardinal Tetras
6 Red Phantom Tetras
6 Silvertip Tetras
6 Cherry Barbs
1 Pearl Gourami (female)
5 Sterbai Corys
3 Bandit Corys 
2 Panda Corys 
2 Bristlenose Plecs (how many)
4 Bolivian Rams

Tank 83% stocked with above housemates.  Smile
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(21-12-2018, 02:01 PM)wingnut55 Wrote:
(21-12-2018, 01:52 PM)SpanishAnnie Wrote: Ok we are going in, decided to use the freebie stuff and see what it does.

No fish in, so as long as it’s short if that makes sense Wink

Good luck. Have you got water testing kit, you will need to test regularly for Ammonia and Nitrite.

Ian.

Yep, thats arrived now....eeee excited to see what happens to the water hahaha crazy how the bugs gets ya !!!

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