Outside tank going through the first cycle

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Stealth, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Stealth

    StealthValued MemberMember

    I have situated the 120G tank and began the first cycle.

    being outside, I decided to coat the foot traffic side and back of the tank black to limit any movement that may startle the fish. I couldn't find anywhere regarding cycling aquariums outside. So I am going to treat it the same as if I was inside. I am weighing up if I should go with a few African Cichlids and driftwood, or a single FH.


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  2. Inno

    InnoValued MemberMember

    African Cichlids are great, but driftwood lowers Ph so you wouldnt want a bunch. NICE TANK
     
  3. OP
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    Stealth

    StealthValued MemberMember

    Originally I was going to have one overhanging driftwood, to allow hiding holes. Or I'll just use large rocks, I have a mountain of them.
     




  4. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I would definitely use lots of rocks. That's very natural for them.

    How cold does it get where you are? Might be trouble trying to keep it warm in winter.
     
  5. OP
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    Stealth

    StealthValued MemberMember

    it is coming into winter so night time gets around 25 C (77 F) and 27 C during the day. And summertime is a steady 28-30 C (86 F).

    I am really liking Peacock Cichilds, However if I find a Flowerhorn, I will be hard pressed not to grab him
     
  6. CindiL

    CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    Do you have an inside tank to take media from to seed the new tank? If so, I would start it with that. It shouldn't be that different of bacteria and will change to meet the needs of the parameters. I just started an outside tank, will be a pond soon, on my patio and so far the media I took from my inside aquarium as done its job with four goldfish in a 30g bin.
     
  7. OP
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    Stealth

    StealthValued MemberMember

    unfortunately it was my inside tank, and I wasn't expecting to start up so soon, so I cleaned everything up and packed it away. So I began the fishless cycle from scratch.
     
  8. CindiL

    CindiLFishlore LegendMember

  9. OP
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    Stealth

    StealthValued MemberMember

    Yes, I have used a bactwrial additive.
     






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