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    The Rats

    I'm a bit allergic to them also, but I can't just leave them in their cage all the time. They come up to the side and peek through the bars whenever I walk over to the cage.
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    20 Gallon Tank easy freshwater fish?

    The nitrogen cycle is what keeps your fish alive. The bacteria created during it is what turns ammonia and nitrIte (toxic chemicals) into nitrAte (a less toxic chemical). This is my recommendation for your tank. If you know anyone who has a fish tank going, ask them for the filter cartridge from...
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    40 Gallon Tank Any Ideas?

    Hello! I've done a lot with my tank in the past couple months. I'll post another video to my YouTube account showing it soon!
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    40 Gallon Tank Any Ideas?

    It's cycled! 0 ppm ammonia, 0 ppm nitrite, and some nitrAte! That went a LOT faster than my 20 gallon! I'm off to the LFS!
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    40 Gallon Tank Any Ideas?

    There's some ammonia now. Hmm... I'm going to wait a while before adding any more fish. Actually, I think I will get the Neons, because they're more readily available at the LFS.
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    40 Gallon Tank Any Ideas?

    The nitrAtes went up from yesterday. The the Mystery Snail and Cherry Barb both seem to be doing great. I'm going with Tyler's idea (6-8 Cardinal Tetra,6-10 Harlequin Rasboras, 6-10 Cories, a Pearl Gourami, and a Bristlenose Pleco), except I'm switching the Neons/Cardinals with Cherry Barbs...
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    40 Gallon Tank Any Ideas?

    I tested it today, and there's still no ammonia or nitrite, but there's more nitrate, so I added the Cherry Barb and Mystery Snail.
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    40 Gallon Tank Any Ideas?

    I just tested the water, and there's no ammonia or nitrites, bit there's a small amount of nitrates. I'm assuming these are from the filter cartridge, but could the tank also be cycled? I'm doubting it, but I'm not sure. Tyler: I'm doing what you said, except I want to have some other Tetra...
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    40 Gallon Tank Any Ideas?

    I took the filter cartridge out of the 10 gallon and wiped it off in the 40 gallon, then added some food. Should I be able to add some fish tomorrow?
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    40 Gallon Tank Any Ideas?

    But doesn't it need food?
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    40 Gallon Tank Any Ideas?

    Should I put some food in the tank every day?
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    40 Gallon Tank Any Ideas?

    That would work. Should I start adding the fish? I'm going to put the filter media from my 10 gallon to cycle it.
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    40 Gallon Tank Any Ideas?

    I'm thinking whether I should just fill it with African Cichlids or not. They're nice and colorful, and my pH would be fine for them... Or something that's geologically accurate (is that the right word?), like all fish that originate from around Asia, or something like that. Thanks Tyler, I...
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    40 Gallon Tank Any Ideas?

    I planned to do something with Cories... The water is 78 degrees right now, so I don't think I want to put in White Clouds. I do want a large school of schooling fish though... Neons, maybe? Thanks for telling me the lifespan of White Clouds, because one of my friends said they lived two years...




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