Tank journal 5 gallon

fish_r_friend

I have seen this done on plantgeek so why not try it here
OK as some of you may have known I got a 5 gallon tank (that is going to be home of a betta and some ottos)from a freiend who could know longer keep it.
Day1) I cleaned the tank and equpiment and boiled 2 rocks
Day 2)washed the gravel put the rocks and 2 plants from my 20 gallon in the tank and started the cycle(fishless)
Day 3)continued the fishless cycle

P.S. pictures will be posted soon
 

atmmachine816

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O I love these.
 

chickadee

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O I love these.

Me too. It is really fun watching someone's tank taking shape. We will be looking for the pix. You know how we LOVE pix!!

Enjoy!

Rose
 

fish_r_friend

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Day 4-7)pH 8.4~ Ammonia 0.25~ Nitrire 0~ Nitrate 0
(nothing done)
 

mistycheri

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Speaking of tank journals, I keep a "Fish Diary". It's a small spiral book, it has a place on the front cover for a picture, which I placed a picture of my fish in it, . And every time I changed the water, do a water reading, or generally do anything to my fish tanks, I write it in my Fish Diary. This is a great way to keep up with water changes, and how your fish are doing. I can look back and read about my fish and how they were doing a month or so ago. It's kinda like a "Baby Book" thing.
 

Gwenz

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CherI Ann, I do the same thing.

Gwenz
 

fish_r_friend

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(days 8-10) water perimeters are as follows pH 8.4 Ammonia 0.50 Nitrite & Nitrate 0
added another rock on day 8
after I find card reader pics will be up
 

chickadee

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Sounds like the cycle is under way - and we will look forward to the pix ;D.

Rose
 

fish_r_friend

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pH 8.4 Ammonia 1.0 Nitrite & Nitrate 0 (nothing done yet)
 

fish_r_friend

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pH 8.0 Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 20ppm (still nothing done yet) hopefully IL get some live plants on Thurs.
 

Butterfly

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If your ammonia is 0, Nitrites are 0 and Nitrates are 20 then your cycle is done.
Unless I read your numbers wrong.
Carol
 

fish_r_friend

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I know its done
 

fish_r_friend

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Well to day I got some Cory's (couldn't find Otto's :'() I was getting all emeralds but I got 2 emerald and 1 peppered because the person got the wrong one
 

fish_r_friend

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Well I thought a cave was in order so I made one really 2 but the second one doesn't count
any way I got some pictures
 

chickadee

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Lovely tank Pictures!! Thanks so much for sharing them. I love the ones that look really original and this one really does. I love your cave!

Rose
 

fish_r_friend

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the rocks that are in the tank came from my yard so it should be original
 

atmmachine816

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I love the natural gravel look, looks really good. Are you going to stick with fake plants or are you sometime going to get live plants? What about fish, watcha gona keep?

Austin
 

fish_r_friend

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A betta, and 4 corys and yes their are going to be live plants I'm gettin them soon. @ AquaruI'm Adventure
 

fish_r_friend

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ok my tank readings are really wird
5-29-06 pH 8.0 ammonia 0 Nitrite>0.25 Nitrate 20-40
5-31-06 pH 8.4 ammonia 0 Nitrite 1.0 Nitrate 10 ???
could that much have happend in a day? I'm glad I didn't put the corys in their yet(I'm weighting for plants first)
 

chickadee

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did you do a water change or something? It looks like something upset your cycle and set it back some. Maybe put you into a minI cycle situation. I guess you have some more cycling to do. I am glad you did not have your Cories in there yet too. They don't do well in a partially cycled tank.

Rose
 

fish_r_friend

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all I did was add some of the old filter media from the 20 gallon but that's all ny reading are back to what it was
pH 8.0 ammonia 0 Nitrite0.50 Nitrate 40
 

fish_r_friend

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well the cycle finish for real this time and I put the corys in yesterday the are loven the new tank
 

atmmachine816

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any final pics or anything change since your last update?
 

fish_r_friend

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I'll get some soon I'm felling lazy now
 

atmmachine816

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summer
 

fish_r_friend

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Nope I just swam for about four hours any way ill put pics in the gallary I'm to tird to resize them
 

fish_r_friend

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They will be under the album "5 gallon"
 

fish_r_friend

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hopefully il get plants and the betta today ;D
 

fish_r_friend

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ok I got my betta his name is Bruce pic willl soon come ;D
 

fish_r_friend

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Pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

fish_r_friend

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Well I haven't posted anything about what's happening to the tank so here goes. Well yesterday I was gave a Co2system for my tank so I'm going to use it along with ferts and higher lighting once I can aford it.
 

fish_r_friend

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can't find a HO 16" lightfixture online I will be making a 40watt canopy
 

atmmachine816

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kewl
 

fish_r_friend

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Trying to get 50 watts (if it will fit). I will post me doing this project step by step in another thread
 

fish_r_friend

one of the corys died yesterday I will try to get a replacement soon
 

fish_r_friend

got plants will get pics up when every thing is how I want it
 

chickadee

So sorry to hear about the Cory. The pictures are wonderful.

Rose
 

fish_r_friend

pics will be a while the drift wood is taking longer to soak than I thought it would >. But on my crypt wentii's I haves new growth and I have some crypt spirilis have givin me more plants
 

Manicivy

beautiful tank and such a handsome betta!
good luck with your new cory when you get him!
 

fish_r_friend

I have a pic with the liveplants its still not the way I want it :-\ (stupid driftwood!!!!!)
 

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