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Added some more plants and on Saturday added six neon tetras.  Been keeping track of the ammonia and nitrite since and has not budged off 0ppm.  I think the cycling of the tank prior to adding fish did it's job.  I have posted a new video in my videos.  Take a look how the moss is growing on the driftwood.

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Added by Tom Carpenter on January 30, 2012 at 11:53pm — No Comments

10gal Aquarium Update

Went to the LFS today and got some java moss and riccia moss.  Tied it to the branches of the driftwood tree with the java moss on the bottom and the riccia on top.  Will post again after the moss starts to grow.…


Added by Tom Carpenter on January 25, 2012 at 12:58pm — No Comments


Tank has   been set up since 1-13.  It is going through a natural cycle.  No fish just some plants and drift wood.  On the 16th it looks like the ammonia spiked at 4ppm then started dropping. On the 18th the nitrite got to 5ppm and stayed there through the 23rd.  Now today the 25th it is down to about .25ppm and the nitrate looks like it is starting to climb.  I am waiting til this weekend then I will check it again and see where it is at.  If nitrite is down to 0ppm I am thinking about…


Added by Tom Carpenter on January 25, 2012 at 12:50pm — No Comments

New 10gal Tank

I am just getting  back into the Tropical Fish Tank hobby.  I have just set up the tank and planted it.  I did not do the dirt method.  Had I found this site prior to getting it set up I would have.  I am now waiting for the nitrogen cycle to get through then I will start adding fish.  Not sure yet what I will have for fish.  Has to be small and not a lot of them though because of being only 10gal.

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Added by Tom Carpenter on January 18, 2012 at 3:03pm — No Comments


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