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My 29 Gallon Tank...advice
December 12, 2010
9:50 pm
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Hi everyone. I just got back into the hobby after about 1 year absence. I had a salt water tankfor 5 years, until all of the inhabitants went to the big fish pond in the sky.
I am currently on a 29 gallon eclipse set up with hopes of upgrading in the near future to at least a 60 gallon.

I am in my 3rd week of cycling and am getting the following readings:

12/05/10
ph 7.6
high range ph of 8
.25ppm ammonia
5ppm nitrite
20ppm nitrate

12/12/10
ph 7.6
high range ph of 8
0ppm ammonia
.25ppm nitrite
10ppm nitrate

Other than weekly water changes, the only other things I did was add Tetra Safe start and just recently, Cycle. Cycle seems to have made a bit of a difference in speeding up the cycle. I will do another water change today and hope that if all goes well, I will add a fish or two next Saturday. (If the test come out well). Is this a good plan?How are my readings?

I am not sure which fish to put in yet but based on my PH, I was leaning towards Africans although I still want a community tank. any recommendations?

Well thanks in advance for any help. I don't entirely trust my LFS so I would rather ask the real experts.
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December 13, 2010
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Personally I wouldn't let pH bias fish selection without knowing some other parameters. Do you know your gH and kH?

Your readings look ok based on the stage of cycling you're at. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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