Tank journal 5 gallon

Discussion in 'Fish_r_friend' started by fish_r_friend, May 15, 2006.

  1. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    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
     




  2. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

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    O I love these.
     




  3. chickadeeFishlore VIPMember

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    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
    :D
     




  4. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

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

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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.
     
  6. GwenzWell Known MemberMember

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    Cheri Ann, I do the same thing. :)

    Gwenz :)
     
  7. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

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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
     
  8. chickadeeFishlore VIPMember

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

    Rose
    :)
     
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  11. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

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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
     
  12. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

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    I know its done
     
  13. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

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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
     
  14. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

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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
     

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  15. chickadeeFishlore VIPMember

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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
    :)
     
  16. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

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    the rocks that are in the tank came from my yard so it should be original
     
  17. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

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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
     
  18. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

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    A betta, and 4 corys and yes their are going to be live plants im gettin them soon. @ Aquaruim Adventure
     
  19. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

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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 :eek: Nitrate 10 ???
    could that much have happend in a day? im glad i didn't put the corys in their yet(im weighting for plants first)
     
  20. chickadeeFishlore VIPMember

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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
    :)
     
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