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  1. Reaeve

    Bristlenose or rubber lip?

    Is that just a personal preference or is there a reason?
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    Bristlenose or rubber lip?

    I have a 37 gal highly decorated tank. Currently I have 3 mollies my stocking plan as of now is: The 3 mollies 3 platies 6 panda or peppered cories 1 dwarf gourami And either BN or RL pleco. Which would get along with the cories best or are they pretty much similar?
  3. Reaeve

    6 weeks into fishless cycle and ammonia is dropping slow

    Add fish even though it's not processing the ammonia yet? It's processing nitrites fast bc I never get a reading just straight to nitrates.
  4. Reaeve

    6 weeks into fishless cycle and ammonia is dropping slow

    Hi. I don't post much on here but I'm at a loss. I started cycling my first tank (37 gal, ph 8.2, KH and GH between 15 and 17, temp is around 84-85F) I've added tss+ twice once before I got a new filter (switch as much media as I could to new filter) then added another a little later. Just this...
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    Every time I get a new test result...

    I'm too scared to fish in cycle. I have a toddler also so I'm avoiding multi weekly water changes unless I have to. Lol
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    Every time I get a new test result...

    I'm gonna run a sponge filter for that reason lol
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    Every time I get a new test result...

    ... I get so excited. And then I remember I still gotta wait. If I could let the tank run it's cycle and not have to look at it and test it I would be good and I could maybe not think about it all the freaking time. I think I've become obsessed and no one understand why I love it so much. Lol
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    Different corydoras behavior

    That's so cute! Makes sense since they're catfish but I wouldn't have thought they would.
  9. Reaeve

    Ask Questions About Cycling

    Now I have a sponge, old floss from old filter, half a sponge (cut to fit QT filter), then seachem matrix.
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    Ask Questions About Cycling

    No it slowly drops to 1ppm over a couple days. It's so slow! I probably didn't have a lot of BB to switch. I only had a carbon filter in it and I cut off as much of the floss bag (Whatever it's called) as possible. The other bio cartridge was just a plastic piece with big holes and bumps. Not...
  11. Reaeve

    Ask Questions About Cycling

    Even if I switched over the media? Dang it. Lol thx
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    Ask Questions About Cycling

    How can u tell if the cycle has stalled or if it's just slow? I've been cycling for almost 4 weeks and about a week ago I got 5ppm nitrates and has stayed there. I haven't seen any nitrites, it's always 0ppm. I've been dosing to 2ppm ammonia. I've done 5 supplemental doses and with the initial...
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    Different corydoras behavior

    Yea I was just gonna do 6 or one species. I'm leaning towards peppered but we'll see if that holds until I'm done cycling lol
  14. Reaeve

    Cycling almost 4 weeks. Possibly stalled

    Should I up the ammonia or stay with it? Would adding tss+ to this new filter help? Do I need to be patient a little longer?
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    Different corydoras behavior

    Does behavior really differ from species to species? I know pygmeaus swims more mid than others and pandas like it cooler but are certain ones more active or playful or shy? Is it mostly just a color, size, temp choice when choosing which one? Just curious.
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    Cycling almost 4 weeks. Possibly stalled

    I started cycling my 37 gal 30 x 12.4 x 22in. Almost 4 weeks ago. Ph was 8.2 and was there still when checked last. My temp fluctuates between 82 and 82.2F. My KH was 18° (I haven't retested but maybe I should since I have the kit). I have my filter and a bubbler for aeration. I'm using 3%...
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    Ask Questions About Cycling

    Do I need to perform water changes during the cycle?
  18. Reaeve

    I can't decide on what kind of fish I want!!

    I can't decide on what kind of fish I want!!
  19. Reaeve

    Water hardness

    I found a good read on this and decided not to soften my water. Thanks guys http://www.wetwebmedia.com/fwsubwebindex/fwsoftness.htm
  20. Reaeve

    Am I ready to fill with water and start cycling?

    Thx. My tank is full and conditioned. I'll start adding ammonia tonight. Why am I so nervous? Lol Anyways, thanks again for the assurance and support.
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