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Newbie cycling now

PostAuthor: PTabar » Mon Apr 01, 2013 08:17

Hi All! Finally got onto this board after spending some time on the group's FB page instead... LOng-time tropical keeper, but first-time cichlid keeper: Just did my build of a new Malawi tank this weekend, and I'm planning to spend the next few weeks deep in water chem specs! I've got my wishlist of cichlids already (luckily I have an excellent seller in Cleveland who sells only African Rift Lake species): I'm going for Cobalt Blues and Yellow Labs at first, with 2 small-form Plecos...& hoping my existing shrimps can eventually make the transition to the higher pH environment...(fingers crossed)

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Re: Newbie cycling now

PostAuthor: Nads » Mon Apr 01, 2013 08:59

Hey and welcome :hi

Looking forward to seeing the build.

Do you have any pics? What size tank have you gone for?
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Re: Newbie cycling now

PostAuthor: Rdwh » Mon Apr 01, 2013 09:01

Great introduction Pam, hope you enjoy it here and we look forward to many of your posts. :welcome:
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Re: Newbie cycling now

PostAuthor: trumpette » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:50

Hey and :welcome: to the forum.

This sounds like it is going to be interesting :good:
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Re: Newbie cycling now

PostAuthor: trumps » Mon Apr 01, 2013 20:58

Hi Pamela and a big :welcome: to the forum :good:

Look forward to seeing your posts and pics of your setup and fishies :good:
cheers,

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Re: Newbie cycling now

PostAuthor: leakystan » Mon Apr 01, 2013 21:03

pamela, ive filled the tank on the thursday night, added de-chlorinator ( i don't need to but you could buffer the water in one hit to the right ph) put fish in the next day and added a product called aqua safe start bingo fully cycled instantly, well not quite i added two further doses over the next two days, no spikes no ammonia no nitrites have shown up in any tests 10 wild fish behaving as they have been in there for years
mind that 3ft wall keith its hard to see over the top when you are my height.

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Re: Newbie cycling now

PostAuthor: trumps » Mon Apr 01, 2013 21:07

Leaky I think it's called tetra safestart :tease:
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Re: Newbie cycling now

PostAuthor: leakystan » Mon Apr 01, 2013 21:16

yes your right lee just checked bottle sorry for the duff info :good:
mind that 3ft wall keith its hard to see over the top when you are my height.

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Re: Newbie cycling now

PostAuthor: matt_harry_harrison » Tue Apr 02, 2013 23:51

Hi and welcome to the forum

I can also vouch for the safe start, I added half a dozen wilds into a "new" tank and like Leaky I added a second/third top up. No problems, losses or water quality issues.

It is very good stuff - if a touch expensive.

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Re: Newbie cycling now

PostAuthor: Rdwh » Thu Apr 04, 2013 18:40

leakystan wrote:yes your right lee just checked bottle sorry for the duff info :good:


I think he got it wrong as he only reaches the bottom of the label when standing on tippy toes. Try a ladder next time leaky.
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Re: Newbie cycling now

PostAuthor: Nads » Thu Apr 04, 2013 22:26

Rdwh wrote:
leakystan wrote:yes your right lee just checked bottle sorry for the duff info :good:


I think he got it wrong as he only reaches the bottom of the label when standing on tippy toes. Try a ladder next time leaky.


Isn't there a pic somewhere of leaky up a ladder trying to see in the tanks at Natural World?
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