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Common pleco or bn

Postby taz » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:23 am

Hi all

New Tank (rio 240) has been on a cycle for just over a week now and was curious to whether id be ok to add maybe a common plec or any other type of plec/loach to the tank to "speed up the process" as they say or am I best to leave it to do its thing naturally?

Also how do people feel about adding fish during a nitrogen cycle I know the opinion is quite divided , but any feedback would be cool

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Re: Common pleco or bn

Postby bradderz123 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:41 am

I've never put 'clean up artists' in until there's something for them to clean up.

When I set up I was worried about putting a few malawis in, letting them get settled, and gaining territory as i figured this would potentially cause issues when other fish were added. I suppose you could start with the least agressive and move up the scale if there's such a thing as a peaceful malawi!

I fishless cycled (took me about a month adding ammonia every day) but then put circa 25 fish all in at once. Needed to be patient but it was worth the wait.

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Re: Common pleco or bn

Postby taz » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:59 am

Cheers bradderz much appreciated :tu:
Think il just take the patient road and keep it fishless checking the params daily until the water is spot on then just add a whole bunch!

Thanks mate
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Re: Common pleco or bn

Postby bradderz123 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:23 pm

FYI - I've got Bristlenoses as they look weird and Yo-Yo Loaches as they don't ever seem to stop moving :tu:
Otopharynx Lithobates
Protomelas Steveni Taiwan Reef
Neo Omnicaeruleus Makobe
Pseudotropheus Polits
Aulonocara Firefish Ice
Lab Super Red Top Hongi
Ndumbi Super Red Top
Socolofi 'Snowflake'
Lab Caeruleus
Lab Chisumulae
Bristlenoses
Botia Striata/Kubotai
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